Senate to Address Public Housing Capital Needs Backlog

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tina Smith (D-MN), introduced on March 4 the “Public Housing Emergency Response Act.” A companion to Representative Nydia Velazquez’s (D-NY) bill introduced on January 6, the bill would provide a one-time infusion of $70 billion to HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund to fully address the public housing capital needs backlog.

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