Community Action Partnership in danger under Trump's budget pro - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Community Action Partnership in danger under Trump's budget proposal

(Source: WAFF) (Source: WAFF)
(Source: WAFF) (Source: WAFF)
(WAFF) -

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has a warning on the devastating impact President Donald Trump's budget may have on critical state programs.

One of north Alabama's largest providers for seniors and low income families states most of its programs will not survive if the budget is approved. The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama helps many seniors on fixed incomes pay their utility bills.

READ MORE :CAP: Trump budget would cut funding for low-income heating assistance

"It's a lot more in the winter time, and if we didn't receive it twice a year, it would really impact a lot of us,” said JoLynne Hannay, a senior citizen and recipient of the program.

Hannay is one of more than 76,000 people who received assistance last year in Alabama.

But the low-income home energy assistance program is on the chopping block under Trump's budget proposal.

"We're a broad comprehensive community action agency. Five of the six major programs have been affected in the budget,” said Michael Hubbs, president of the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

Programs that help create jobs, provide affordable housing, offer health care services and home weatherization for seniors will no longer receive federal funding.

"We're very concerned about it,” said, Hannay. “Like I said, it could impact us in ways that other people can't imagine."

READ MORE: Trump's budget could impact poverty-fighting networks, officials say

It's why the Community Action Partnership is hoping state lawmakers will fight to save the programs.

"They've got to find a way to work with the president and work with the Senate and the House to be able to come up with a compromise,” said Hubbs. “I hope that even though it might cut some of those programs, it won't eliminate them."

The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama serves people in Morgan, Lawrence and Cullman counties. However, there are 22 community action agencies across the state that serve other counties, and they all receive federal funding.

Copyright 2017 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:31:34 GMT

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly