WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Katie Hill serves as co-chair of the New Democrats’ Housing Task Force, which made public its goals for the 116th Congress on Wednesday. Hill serves alongside Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA) and Ben McAdams (D-UT).
“As the executive director of California’s largest homelessness services nonprofit, I’ve spent my entire career working to address the issue of affordable housing,” said Hill, D-Agua Dulce. “Homelessness is not just one issue – it’s the compound of a broken system. Taking on that broken system and addressing the housing shortage is critical not only for my community, but for my generation. I am so proud to be able to bring my expertise to the New Democrats’ Housing Task Force as we work to make housing more affordable and to end homelessness, together.”
Housing Task Force Mission Statement for the 116th Congress:
America faces a housing shortage that totals millions of housing units across the country. Home prices and rents are rising faster than wages, and construction is not keeping up with demand. The New Democrat Coalition knows affordable housing is paramount to the economic security of American families. The high cost of housing is the single biggest squeeze on household budgets, and a significant drag on the economy. It is forcing Americans to live on the street, reducing GDP by trillions of dollars and substantially reducing Americans’ retirement savings. The Task Force will act to address the housing shortage and pursue solutions that address housing insecurity. These include investing in housing stock as well as addressing land use, inadequate construction financing, and the mismatch of labor supply for the demand.
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