The Housing Authority and the Redevelopment Authority are quasi-governmental agencies, whereas the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) serves as the County chartered department responsible for the administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) at the local level.
Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development Director Eric. C. Brown is joined by other housing advocates from the Washington metropolitan area to meet with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen to voice their opposition to the drastic HUD budget cuts made by the Trump Administration and the spending caps required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
"Too many families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads, not to mention the rise in homelessness in our area as well as nationwide. Every jurisdiction in our area is impacted and we have to work together to turn back these severe budget cuts," said Mr. Brown. "We had a very good exchange with Senator Van Hollen. He understood our position and we promised to keep him informed of the issues we tackle on the front lines of our respective communities."U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (center), Eric C. Brown (3rd from right) with housing advocates from local jurisdictions in the Washington metropolitan area.
Below: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (center), Eric C. Brown (3rd from right) with housing advocates from local jurisdictions in the Washington metropolitan area.