Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Tyrone Garrett demonstrated how the authority’s portfolio is suffering from the decline in federal capital funds in a recent national story aired on NPR.

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The article outlines how the Trump administration wants to eliminate the fund for repairs at public housing complexes—an estimated $50 billion price tag nationwide.

Garett is quoted as saying, “’Would we want our parents, our family members, our mothers, or our children for that matter to live in units that are decaying around them?’ he asks. Garrett says the answer is obviously ‘no,’ but about 5,000 Washingtonians now live in those units. He says his agency needs $343 million in emergency funding to meet the most urgent needs.”

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