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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The vision of OCAH: That all Oklahomans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy and affordable homes. Our Mission: To lead the movement to ensure that all residents of the state of Oklahoma flourish in safe, affordable homes and to help communities develop safe and affordable housing options for all of their residents. We reach our mission through advocacy, education and practical training to foster the production and maintenance of affordable housing throughout the state. View all posts by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing