Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 report which highlights the rise in homelessness in this country.
“HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress only confirms what we already know. There is a devasting homelessness crisis in this country and the number of people sleeping on the streets will only continue to rise without the necessary increases in federal funding.
“As Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, I have consistently prioritized this issue by convening hearings in Los Angeles and Washington, speaking out against this dysfunctional and corrupt Administration’s heartless approach to homelessness, and introducing legislation that will provide the necessary emergency relief funding to federal housing programs.
“I continue my call for House leadership to move my bill, the Ending Homelessness Act (H.R. 1856), so that we can end the homelessness crisis in this country.”
On January 14, Chairwoman Waters will convene a hearing entitled, “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable.”