Across the board, 5% budget cuts are scheduled to take effect on March 1 (called the sequester). Call your Congress members today and make sure they know how these cuts would have an impact on you, your project, and the patients you serve. For health centers, this means an immediate $115 million cut and approximately 900,000 fewer patients served. For the Section 8 housing program, this means 125,000 households will lose their Section 8 voucher. Your Congress members need to hear the real human stories of these cuts rather than just percentages and accounting figures.
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