Bills to Increase Affordable Housing Resources Introduced in the House and Senate

Three bills were introduced in Congress providing much needed federal funding resources for affordable housing. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced on April 12 a discussion draft of the “Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021.” The bill includes two of the HoUSed campaign’s top priorities for the “American Jobs Plan:” an investment of $70 billion to repair public housing and $45 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to people with the greatest needs. NLIHC strongly supports the “Housing is Infrastructure Act” and urges Congress to enact the bill, along with investments to expand rental assistance, to help address the urgent housing needs of the nation’s lowest-income renters.

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