Will Trump Make NYC Homelessness Worse?

President Trump’s 2018 federal budget recommendations, released last Thursday, include deep cuts to programs geared toward aiding low-income, urban, elderly and storm-ravaged citizens, sparking fear and fury across the city about what they would mean for the five boroughs.

The signature aspect of the budget — titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” — is a “vital” $54 billion increase in defense spending to “rebuild” the nation’s military, a promise Trump often made during his campaign.

To offset that rise in funding, four departments — Energy, State, Agriculture and Labor — saw a proposed cut of 21 percent or greater, while 19 agencies face elimination.

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