Rally-goers Protest Trump Budget, Aim to Protect Housing
More than 40 people gathered in front of the Tip O’Neill Federal Building Friday afternoon, despite below-freezing wind chill and light snow, to protest President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget plan. The plan, they said, would make cuts to welfare programs and implement work requirements for housing assistance.
The protest was organized by the Massachusetts Alliance of Department of Housing and Urban Development Tenants, an organization that works with low-income tenants who receive HUD-subsidized vouchers to pay for rent. Prior to the rally, Michael Kane, the executive director of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants, said the group wanted to gather in solidarity for low-income residents who will be harmed by budget cuts.