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Series | Entire homelessness agency could be eliminated by Trump's budget cuts


A homeless person sits near the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

  • Shuttering the agency and cutting funds for low-income housing remind experts of Reagan’s deep spending cuts that ‘ushered in a new age of homelessness’
  • Related: When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime

Alastair Gee, Guardian Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Facebook

Thu 16 Mar 2017 | While much of the attention given to Donald Trump’s budget proposal has focused on dramatic cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency and the state department, amid the many cuts in the plan is the elimination of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).

Outside in America is a year-long series on homelessness in the western US. The project focuses on people on the frontline of a devastating crisis and enables readers to take action to help solve the problem.


In addition, Trump’s budget would cut billions of dollars of funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which helps provide low-income housing. Allistair Gee is homelessness and public lands editor for Guardian US.

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When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime, Jon Miltimore, Intellectual Takeout 
More than a dozen people were arrested in El Cajon, California, attempting to distribute food to the homeless.