Tenant March Turns Up The Heat On Washington Demanding No Cuts To HUD

Hundreds of people converged in Washington for the Tenant March to fight against Trump’s staggering $7 billion cuts to HUD. 

Organizations including Community Voices Heard, NY Communities For Change,Tenants and NeighborsThe Association for Neighborhood and Housing DevelopmentThe Senior Caucus, and many others bussed in from all over the country.

They were joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Nydia Velazquez at a rally preceding the march where tenants shared their stories illustrating how devastating the housing cuts would be on their families.

You know what those cuts will mean,” said Senator Warren. “Families will be forced to spend even more of their monthly income on rent, and that means less money for food, less money for books, less money from school.”

“The Trump Budget will zero out funding for projects like Meals on Wheels,” said Rep. Velazquez. “Now tell me how does taking food from seniors make America great again?”


Following the rally, hundreds took to the streets for the Tenant March.

The Tenant March then stopped outside the HUD building for another rally, followed by a die in.

After the rally outside HUD, the march moved on to one of Blackstone’s private equity buildings.

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