“Work Requirements Won’t Work,” says Diane Yentel, CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
April 10, 2018
Washington, DC – President Trump’s executive order directs federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to cut critical benefits that help low-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other vulnerable people meet their basic needs, including an affordable place to call home. While the president claims that work requirements and other burdens are needed to “promote economic mobility,” these efforts will only leave more low-income families without stable housing, making it harder for them to achieve financial stability. These proposals are more about punishing low-income people than helping them.