The housing affordability crisis has touched communities big and small across Illinois and across the nation. While the moratorium on evictions and billions of dollars in federal rental assistance aid helped keep countless families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it did little to solve the long-standing issues of housing instability and affordability. Today, millions of households continue to pay more than half of their income in rent, and more than ten million households are not caught up on their rent, with people of color disproportionately affected.
Addressing Housing Affordability
- Expand the Housing Choice Voucher program so that more low-income families can access rental assistance and obtain stable long-term housing solutions
- Invest in the Housing Trust Fund in order to increase the supply of affordable housing nationwide and in Illinois
In Congress, I will advocate for real solutions to the housing challenges facing low- and middle-income families that have only been made worse by the pandemic.