Rep Ilhan Omar re-introduced the Homes for All Act!! This is the first bill proposed in Congress since the New Deal in the 1930’s that would actually come close to making housing for all. This bill first ran in 2019 and now is back in 2022!
The Homes for All Act invests a total of $1 trillion into our nation’s affordable housing in order to create 12 million new units over 10 years. 9.5 million of these would be new public housing units – permanently attainable for low income people. The bill makes public housing operating and capital expenses mandatory spending – requiring housing remain public and attainable. This bill also requires the government to pay all the costs associated with the maintenance and operation of public housing.
In order to make this possible, the bill would repeal the Faircloth Amendment. The Faircloth Amendment currently limits the construction or operation of new public housing units to the number of units that a PHA owned, assisted or operated as of October 1, 1999.
The bill prohibits the housing from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, criminal history or immigration status and require access to free, voluntary support services. The bill requires that new housing be integrated with public transportation and vehicle alternatives.
In addition to the one trillion for building new affordable housing, 200 billion would go to a Community Control and Anti-Displacement Fund to combat gentrification.
The Homes for All Act is co-sponsored by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Andre Carson (D-IN), Jesus “Chuy” García (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Mondaire Jones (D-NY), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
This is the kind of legislation that can make housing attainable for all. Support the Homes for All Act now!!!
Read the text of the “Homes for All Act” at: https://tinyurl.com/nd8z5ws2
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