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REPS. SCHIFF, GOMEZ INTRODUCE BILL TO CONVERT UNUSED & UNDERUTILIZED GOVERNMENT FACILITIES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

May 2, 2024

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) introduced the Government Facilities to Affordable Housing Conversion Act, legislation which will support the conversion of unused and underutilized federal, state, and local government-owned buildings into affordable housing units, increasing the supply of affordable housing nationwide and developing housing that is responsive to the needs of local communities.

“In a time where so many Americans are continually struggling to find safe, affordable housing, the Government Facilities to Affordable Housing Conversion Act represents a step forward in our efforts to address the housing crisis,” said Rep. Schiff. “By repurposing government buildings that have outlived their original use, we’re not only making efficient use of our resources but also increasing the supply of affordable housing. We cannot stand by while the housing shortage displaces families and erodes the middle class. It’s time to employ a broad range of strategies to ensure that every American has access to a safe, affordable place to call home.”

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