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Lawmakers say major changes needed to expand access to affordable housing


Added 06-11-19 05:57:03pm EST - “Leaders of the Congressional Public Housing Caucus (CPHC) said Tuesday major changes are needed to expand housing availability and accessibility, particularly for minorities.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Lawmakers say major changes needed to expand access to affordable housing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Leaders of the Congressional Public Housing Caucus (CPHC) said Tuesday major changes are needed to expand housing availability and accessibility, particularly for minorities.

Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversOn The Money: House Democrats pull bill giving lawmakers raise | Senate GOP, White House to meet on avoiding October shutdown | Trump threatens tariffs if Xi skips G-20 | Trump hits Chamber over trade | House passes IRS bill without 'Free File' program On The Money: House Democrats pull bill giving lawmakers raise | Senate GOP, White House to meet on avoiding October shutdown | Trump threatens tariffs if Xi skips G-20 | Trump hits Chamber over trade | House passes IRS bill without 'Free File' program On The Money: Economy adds 75K jobs in May | GOP senator warns tariffs will wipe out tax cuts | Trump says 'good chance' of deal with Mexico MORE (R-Ohio), the co-chairs of the caucus, discussed housing affordability at an event hosted by The Hill and Wells Fargo on National Homeownership Month.

"We're at a maximum in terms of the money being spent on public housing because we can't create any more housing and Congress wouldn't fund any more money to do it –– we'd have to change the policy," said Cleaver.

"We've got some serious problems and some of them are almost intractable unless Congress does something revolutionary," he added.

Stivers told The Hill editor-at-large Steve Clemons that minorities face disadvantages in trying to purchase homes because of an "ecosystem" of bias.

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