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HUD cuts: Goodbye affordable housing in Arizona?

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By Catherine Reagor | The Republic

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and President Donald Trump /Getty Images

President Trump’s proposed cuts to HUD will do away with the programs that have backed hundreds of affordable homes in Arizona

A few years ago, I met a resident of Tempe’s Apache ASL Trails apartments built for deaf senior citizens. Using sign language and an interpreter, she told me how much she loved living at the complex next to light rail with other people who understood what it’s like not to be able to hear.

Apache ASL won a national award for affordable housing and has become a model for developing homes for people with special needs.

Without funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Apache ASL wouldn’t have been built.

In Mesa, hundreds of victims of domestic violence and their children have found a safe home at the Autumn House.


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