Congressman Brady joined the Philly Congressional Delegation, Philly Mayor and City Council Members at Project HOME to Fight Proposed Trump Budget Cuts

Apr 9, 2018
(Left to right) Congressman Brady, Mayor Jim Kenney, and Council President Darrell L. Clarke at the Project HOME facility opening
Congressman Brady joined the Philly Congressional Delegation, Philly Mayor and City Council Members at Project HOME to Fight Proposed Trump Budget Cuts

 

PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) today joined with Congressmen Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle and Philadelphia Mayor Kenney along with Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke at a newly opened Project HOME facility to highlight the need for federal funding to support critical safety net programs. Brady said Trump's budget makes those who need state, local and federal funding even more vulnerable.

The city of Philadelphia receives critical funding from the federal government to help fight poverty and stabilize neighborhoods. However, even with this vital funding many key investments relied upon by our city still face a real threat under the Trump Administration. 

Highlighting the need for federal funding to support critical safety net programs including: affordable housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and education programs that are under attack in the Trump budget, Congressman Brady said, “It is deeply saddening that ever since President Trump has been in office, he has continually attacked critical housing programs that millions of Americans depend on nationwide to simply achieve the American dream of owning a home. This is reflected in his FY ‘19 budget outline, which would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, as well as other key housing and community development programs.’’

Congressman Brady added, “Gutting core programs is harmful, short sighted and reckless. I have been a proud supporter of these programs throughout my time in Congress and will continue to fight to ensure they are robustly funded.”

The elected officials gathered at Project HOME’s Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building; a new affordable housing development that is home to 88 affordable units for homeless residents and residents who are at risk of becoming homeless in our city. The project received approximately $36 million in federal funds.