And those aren’t the only federal funding cuts and freezes hitting the city’s budget. Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are expected to take a major dip, from $255 million this year to $226 in the next budget….“All of these programs are competing with each other,” said Harold Shultz, a senior fellow at the Citizens Housing and Planning Council who was formerly an attorney with the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, responsible for ensuring buildings remained in good repair.