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HUD's FY '05 Budget Briefing
with Public Interest Groups

On February 2, 2004, HUD held its annual budget briefing for public interest groups. Assistant Secretary for Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Steven B. Nesmith opened the budget briefing and introduced panelists: Assistant Secretaries Weicher, Bernardi, and Liu as well as Office of Budget Director David Gibbons.

President Bush's proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 includes $31.3 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The spending plan continues to emphasize HUD's commitment to promote affordable housing, strengthen communities and increase homeownership across America.

[Image: Picture of Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson]

Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson said the budget blueprint will continue to provide historically high levels of support to thousands of local programs that house and serve the nation's homeless.


"These are times for hard choices, yet this budget shows just how committed this Administration is to the people and places who need help," said Jackson. "Whether it's promoting homeownership and affordable housing or serving our most vulnerable citizens, the resources we are requesting signal a strong investment in neighborhoods throughout America."


[Image: Picture of Assistant Secretary Steven B. Nesmith]

Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Steven B. Nesmith welcomed attendees and gave an overview of HUD's FY05 budget priorities.


[Image: Picture of Assistant Secretaries Liu, Bernardi, Weicher & Director of Office of Budget Gibbons]

HUD Panelists from left to right:
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Michael Liu;
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Roy A. Bernardi;
Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner John C. Weicher; and,
Director, Office of Budget, David Gibbons


[Image: Picture of Nan Roman, The National Alliance to End Homelessness]
Left: Nan Roman, President of The National Alliance to End Homelessness;
Marcia J. Sigal, Director of Community and Economic Development for the Council of State Community Development Agencies, participated in the Question and Answer session at the Budget Briefing.

[Image: Picture of Marcia J. Sigal, COSCDA]

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