- Created: Friday, 24 March 2017 13:54
- Written by Chip Halbach
In framing the merits of his dangerous budget, President Trump stated that “without safety, there can be no prosperity.” He’s right. Without a safe, affordable place to call home, families and communities cannot thrive. And Trump’s budget puts thousands of vulnerable Minnesotans in additional peril. In a sense, the Trump budget provides for a wall but many fewer roofs.
Minnesota Housing Partnership’s recently released study, State of the State’s Housing, provides context for the proposed budget cuts. We report that across Minnesota one in four households is lacking housing affordability — a percentage that will surely increase as resources for this critical need are siphoned away under Trump’s defense-first budget.