Without Housing

Without Housing

The federal government played a major role in creating homelessness by cutting tens of billions of dollars from affordable housing programs beginning in the early 1980s. Relying on the market to deliver affordable housing has only worsened the problem.

Since then, every federal plan to address homelessness has primarily focused on “fixing” homeless people rather than the broken housing system. This approach – part of the broader war against the poor ushered in by Reagan – has institutionalized a vicious cycle of homeless policy. As a result, millions of people live without housing in the U.S. every year — including well over a million children.

Housing Factsheets

Check out the 2020 HUD Budget cuts Fact Sheet 
Echa un vistazo Hoja de Hechos 2020 Presupuesto propuesto de HUD 

Check out the 2019 HUD Budget cuts Fact Sheet 

2018 HUD Budget proposed cuts Fact Sheet


WRAP’s housing campaign attempts to reverse this trend by unifying communities under the simple premise that every person deserves a safe place to call home. Our first step was to create Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures 2006 to reframe the national debate on homelessness, affordable housing, and governmental funding priorities, the great response from the report push us to update Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures Update 2010.

Download the PDF file .

We then launched a mass public education campaign, building relationships with thousands of people across the country. Having laid this groundwork, we’re now organizing around these demands to win federal reinvestment in affordable housing programs.

Give us a call if you are interested in learning more.

Power Point Presentation 

Download the PDF file .

Housing Factsheet

Check out the facts in our 2018 HUD Budget proposed cuts Fact Sheet  and what has been playing out over the years.
See Fact Sheet Artwork below 

2012 HUD Budget Fact Sheet

See Fact Sheet Artwork below
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(Impact of the 2013 Sequester on Housing and Homeless Services)

See our Without Housing Report for more details about how these massive cuts are the cause of, and continue to perpetuate homelessness in our communities.

Contact our Executive Director:
Paul Boden at pboden@wraphome.org
or at (415) 621-2533

If you want to connect with organizing in your community and/or want to join forces with WRAP.