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President Trump — the landlord

At heart, Donald Trump is still a landlord

President Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images)

The government shutdown is now in its 18th day and shows no sign of ending soon… As President Trump is set to address the nation tonight, let’s analyze how the situation impacts the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD Funding: On January 4, HUD sent a letter to 1,500 landlords who house tenants under various rental assistance program (e.g. Section 8 vouchers and project-based rental assistance) urging them not to initiate evictions for tenants over HUD funding that has now lapsed.

Heard at the White House via Axios: Asked whether he’d urge creditors to go easy on federal employees, President Trump replied: “I think they will… I’ve been a landlord for a long time. The people are all good for the money — they work with people… I would encourage them to be nice and easy.”

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