Waters Introduces Resolution in Support of the Affordability of Subsidized Housing
The resolution comes on the heels of HUD Secretary Carson’s proposal to increase rents, putting 1.7 million Americans at risk of homelessness.
Washington, DC, May 10, 2018
Following U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s outrageous proposal to increase rent burdens on our nation’s most vulnerable populations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced H.Res.886, a resolution that affirms the Brooke Rule, which ensures that families receiving federal housing assistance do not pay more than 30 percent of their adjusted income on rent, and remains a widely recognized standard for affordability of rental housing.
“For decades, the Brooke Rule has been in place so that low-income families do not have to take money from other basic needs just to pay their rent,” said Ranking Member Waters.
To view the resolution text, click here.