Funding for Public Housing Through an Infrastructure Bill
Why It Makes Sense
Public housing is a unique and crucial affordable housing resource for nearly two million people in just over one million homes. In many cities across the nation, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and families with children rely on public housing. In some instances, no other source of housing could take its place more readily or affordably. While we have seen some relatively modest increases in the last two appropriations bills (FY 18 and 19), the Capital Fund is about where it was seventeen years ago, even before adjusting for inflation. The effects of this serious decline in funding can be seen through the many alarming accounts of deteriorating public housing stock throughout the nation.
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