Why Congress should invest more in housing

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), marked up their 2019 “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies” appropriations bill. As the full Senate begins to consider fiscal year 2019 appropriations legislation, they should continue their support for affordable homes they demonstrated in the spending bill passed in March. Then, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle voted to expand several key housing programs and wisely rejected proposed cuts to HUD’s budget. Now, they must do it again.


Source: The Hill