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FY20 Budget Testimony: DHCD

April 23, 2019

Children’s Law Center attorney Anne Cunningham recently shared her DHCD testimony with the Council. Anne testified because at CLC, we have always known that providing children and families with healthy and safe housing is not only legally required, but ethically the right thing to do. Nobody should live in a home where mice bite their infant as she is trying to sleep or that causes their son to develop lifelong asthma because of exposure to mold or permanent cognitive impairment because of exposure to lead. Nor should families live in housing that leads to a child repeatedly missing school or a parent being unable to maintain their job and source of income. That’s why we’re asking the Committee to restore any reductions to DHCD’s budget for remediating housing conditions. Read the full testimony here.