MADISON, Wis – Project Home and other assistance organizations that rely on federal funding would see a significant impact under President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.
Programs under the Department of Health and Human Services and low-income home energy assistance programs would be cut if Congress adopts the budget.
Those who are benefited by the services, including Joyce Wallace, say the recommendations are not just numbers, but will negatively impact their lives.
“It’s really important for people who are low income and they need help like this; who else can they call?” Wallace said.
After two strokes, Wallace needs help walking and her home has to be ADA accessible.
“I really couldn’t go in or out of the house…it was too hard,” she said.
Stairs made it hard for her to get into her house. Project Home installed an outdoor ramp and handlebars in her bathroom to help her get around. The organization helps around 600 low-income families a year with home improvements with little or no cost to homeowners. Six out of around a dozen of Project Home’s programs rely on federal funding.