Call Your Members of Congress TODAY and Urge Them to Co-Sponsor the ‘Housing is Infrastructure Act’ and ‘Ending Homelessness Act’
It's a call-your-federal-representatives kind of day! Click through to read about these two important bills introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters, and to be connected with your federal representative's contact.
"House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced on July 16 two major housing bills: the “Housing is Infrastructure Act” and “Ending Homelessness Act.” If enacted, the bills would provide the robust resources needed to ensure the lowest-income and most marginalized households have safe, affordable, and accessible homes.
The bills advance the HoUSed campaign’s top priorities and would address the major cause of the nation’s housing crisis: a severe shortage of rental homes available and affordable to people with the lowest incomes. The Housing is Infrastructure Act would provide $70 billion to address the capital repair backlog in public housing; $45 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to the lowest-income households; $2.5 billion for Section 811 housing for people with disabilities and Section 202 housing for the elderly; and $2 billion for both rural and Tribal housing programs. The Ending Homelessness Act would create a universal housing voucher entitlement program phased in over 10 years to ensure that every eligible household receive rental assistance. The bill also includes key reforms, including a ban on source-of-income discrimination and a requirement to use Small Area Fair Market Rents to ensure households of color and low-income households have greater housing choice." with the Nlihc Comm
House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced on July 16 two major housing bills: the “Housing is Infrastructure Act” and “