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NAHMAnalysis: Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan, "Expanding Opportunity in America"

A NAHMAnalysis which reviews Paul Ryan’s proposed poverty reduction plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America” is now available on NAHMA’s website.

On July 24, 2014, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced a discussion draft of his plan “Expanding Opportunity in America,” which seeks to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunities for low-income individuals and families across the country.

To accomplish this, Ryan’s proposal would allow states to enter into a new pilot project wherein a number of means-tested, federal assistance programs would be consolidated into a new Opportunity Grant (OG) program. The largest funding contributions for the OG would come from established assistance programs, including housing programs administered by HUD. Though this plan has positive intentions, its proposal to allow states to place housing assistance programs under the same funding stream as food assistance or welfare programs raises serious questions and concerns.

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