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Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Saturday Mar 25th, 2017 5:08 AM
Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD and other non-defense federal programs reside in the Bay Area, including Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco, and Nersi Nazari of Atherton!
Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD

Wealthy Heritage Foundation Members Demand Massive Budget Cuts To Domestic Non-Defense Programs

By Lynda Carson - March 25, 2017

Oakland - The Trump regimes proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), threatens the renters in around 155 low-income affordable housing projects in Oakland with higher rents, or eviction from their housing. The proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD will disproportionately have a major impact on Black/African-American women because such a high percentage of them reside in HUD’s subsidized housing programs.

American’s first are the ones to be placed at risk of higher rents and homelessness according to released documents under the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD. Thousands of poor, disabled, and elderly HUD subsidized renters in Oakland are at risk of higher rents and homelessness due to the Trump regime’s scheme to grab $54 billion in funds from our nation’s non-defense domestic programs, to shift the $54 billion in funds to the military, and security.

In the Bay Area according to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units.

The housing crisis is so bad, according to public documents, community wide there are 3,500 people on the wait-list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly called section 8 voucher program) in Oakland, and 3,000 people are on the wait-list for public housing. Both wait-lists are presently closed. In project-based voucher apartments managed by the OHA, there are 6,000 people in the wait-list which is also presently closed. In public housing apartments managed by a third party in Oakland there are 4,477 people on the wait-list, and the wait-list is open. And in project-based voucher apartments managed by a third party in Oakland, there are 28,325 people on the wait-list which is also open.

HUD’s subsidized housing programs are being placed at risk of having $6.2 billion or more in budget cuts, because President Donald J. Trump wants to cut $54 billion from our nation’s non-defense federal programs so the money can be shifted to wasteful military programs, and security.

The Trump regimes disastrous proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD programs include massive cuts to housing programs for seniors, the disabled, people with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and low-income families. The proposed budget cuts also target the Home Program and Community Development Block Grants for termination.

Low-Income Renters In Oakland Placed At Risk Of Higher Rents Or Eviction

Low-income renters being placed at risk of major rent increases or eviction in Oakland’s subsidized housing projects because of Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD, include renters residing at Allen Temple Gardens (senior housing), Bancroft Senior Homes, Beth Eden (senior housing), Bishop Nichols Senior Housing, California Hotel, City Towers Apartments #1, Clinton Commons, Coolidge Court (Disabled or HIV/AIDS), EC Reems Gardens, EE Cleveland Manor, Eastmont Court, Effie’s House, Fruitvale Transit Village, Glen Brook Terrace, Harrison Hotel, Homes Now In The Community (Disabled or HIV/AIDS), International Blvd Family Housing, Irene Cooper Terrace (senior housing), JJ Richard Terrace (senior housing), Las Bougainvilleas (senior housing), Lincoln Court Senior Housing, Madison Lofts, Merritt Crossings (senior housing), Northgate Apartments, Northgate Terrace (senior housing), Orchards on Foothill (senior housing), Otterbein Manor (senior housing), Percy Abram, Jr Senior Apartments, Posada de Colores (senior housing), Providence House (Disable or HIV/AIDS), Rosa Parks House (Disabled or HIV/AIDS), Rose of Sharon (senior housing), and many other low-income subsidized housing projects in Oakland.

As reported in Poor Magazine and the Indy Bay News Wire, tenant activists are presently urging low-income renters in HUD’s subsidized housing programs to contact their representatives to speak up in support of HUD’s subsidized housing programs, and to speak out against the proposed budget cuts.

In addition to the $54 billion in budget cuts that Trump wants, additional massive budget cuts to the federal government are being proposed ranging from $6 trillion to $8.6 trillion, and to as much as over $10 trillion during the next ten years, being proposed by the right-wing fascist organization called the Heritage Foundation.

Reportedly, in Chicago recently around 100 housing activists have targeted Anthony Saliba, a board of trustee on the Heritage Foundation, because the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD mirror the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation’s “Blueprint for Reform,” budget cutting proposals. According to reports, other tenant activists recently held a protest at the Trump Tower in New York, in opposition to the proposed budget cuts. Additionally, HUD tenants are presently demanding that Congress rejects Trump’s “Death Budget,” and in recent months protests have been held at a building partially owned by Trump in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, Hud Secretary Ben Carson has become a human shield lately for Trump, and reportedly is trying to calm tenant activists and HUD subsidized renters by claiming that Trump will replace HUD funding being grabbed by Trump, at a later date in his infrastructure plans. Since Trump is a notorious liar, no one believes this B.S. for a heart beat, except for HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

Wealthy Heritage Foundation Members Demand Massive Budget Cuts To Domestic Non-Defense Programs

According to the latest 2015, 990 tax filing of the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., their gross receipts for that year was $116,236,337, and after subtracting their liabilities from their assets they had a whopping fund balance of $226,286,115.

The notorious mission of the Heritage Foundation is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principal of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. In other words, the Heritage Foundation promotes a militaristic right-wing fascist corporate dictatorship being run by billionaires who try to masquerade the fascist entity behind the American flag.

Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD reside in the Bay Area, include Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco. Basic American Foods and Basic American Inc., are two large corporations owned by wealthy Heritage Foundation member Jerry Hume. Jerry Hume is kind enough to have several products that people can boycott in protest against the activities of Jerry Hume, and the Heritage Foundation.

Jerry Hume also presently serves as the vice chairman of the San Francisco Opera Association, despite the fact that the recent $54 billion in budget cuts being promoted by Trump and the Heritage Foundation, targets the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for termination. People should demand that Jerry Hume should resign from his position as the vice chairman of the San Francisco Opera Association because of the proposed budget cuts to the NEA, that are being supported by the Heritage Foundation.

Additionally, Nersi Nazari is a Trustee of the Heritage Foundation who resides in a spacious four bedroom home and property in Atherton, that is valued at $7,070,538. Nersi Nazari spends BIG MONEY on political campaign contributions to the right-wing fascist Republican Party, and is the owner of several large corporations.

Reportedly, at this moment in time President Donald J. Trump is about as popular as a rattle snake in a bird sanctuary. His menacing image appears on a bill board in Phoenix, as he threatens the poor, elderly, and disabled with a proposal to slash $6.2 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is reportedly known as the “Death Budget.”

Tenant activists are urging HUD’s subsidized renters to protest against the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD in the effort to save their housing.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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