BX tenants go to DC to rally against housing cuts

A group of Bronx residents and members of a clergy coalition are heading to Washington, D.C. today to protest $400 million in federal budget cuts

THE BRONX - A group of Bronx residents and members of a clergy coalition are heading to Washington, D.C. today to protest $400 million in federal budget cuts to housing.

Members of the northwest Bronx community say they have relied on government programs to protect them when landlords wouldn't. They say they need the federal funding to pay inspectors to ensure that housing complexes with serious health and safety violations are livable.

The building at 2785 Sedgwick Ave. received over 4,000 violations last year and was placed on a special program called Proactive Preservation, but now that program is at risk.

"Affordable housing is being phased out," says Sergio Cuevas.

Congress will vote on the cuts March 18.

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