The California Housing Partnership urges Congress to:
2) Advance bold housing solutions that move our nation towards universal, stable, and affordable homes for everyone; advance anti-racist policies; and achieve the large-scale, sustained investments and reforms necessary to ensure that renters with the lowest incomes have an affordable place to call home — by learning about NLIHC’s HoUSed USA national campaign priorities for major housing investments in the American Jobs Plan Act and other legislation that advances the HoUSed campaign’s policy agenda to:
- Bridge the gap between incomes and housing costs by expanding rental assistance to every eligible household. Today, only one in four households eligible for rental assistance receives it.
- Expand and preserve the supply of rental homes affordable and accessible to people with the lowest incomes. There is no state or congressional district in America with enough supply of affordable housing for families with the lowest incomes.
- Provide emergency rental assistance to households in crisis by creating a national housing stabilization fund. Millions of households are one financial shock away from economic hardship that could quickly spiral out of control.
- Strengthen and enforce renter protections. The power imbalance between renters and landlords puts renters at risk of housing instability and homelessness.