Sequester Woes: Poor, Low-Income Families Most At Risk
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Washington’s $85 billion-sequester budget cut will undoubtedly affect millions of people, but none more than poor and low-income Americans who will see a shortage in federal assistance.

Government agencies and programs like the housing department, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the food stamps program will all experience mandatory budget cuts if Congress allows the sequester to continue.

Without federal funding, many poor mothers will not receive vouchers for fortified baby formula, low-income families will not be able to stay in public housing, and homeless people in emergency shelters will be put on the streets. Unless a deal is reached to change the course of the cuts, 125,000 individuals and families will be put at risk of becoming homeless, according to The New York Times.

Read more at New York Times.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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