Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Preserving and Improving Federally Assisted Housing

The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development on July 20 held a hybrid hearing titled “Safe at Home: Preserving and Improving Federally Assisted Housing.” The hearing addressed health and safety risks that exist in federally assisted housing, including lead, radon, mold, fire hazards, lack of safety equipment, overcrowding, and the effects of unsafe homes on families and children. Members of the subcommittee and panelists described how COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues and discussed the legislation and funding needed to adequately address them.

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