Sending Office: Honorable Scott H. Peters
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsor Legislation to Create an Affordable Housing Task Force

Supported by: AARP, American Bankers Association, CBPP, Habitat for Humanity, Manufactured Housing Institute, Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, National, Alliance to End Homelessness, National Apartment Association, National
Association of Home Builders, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Up for Growth

Dear Colleague,

Too many Americans struggle to afford their rent or mortgage, which can result in far-reaching consequences across our economy. When families have stable housing, research shows that outcomes improve in terms of health, education, and poverty alleviation.
To tackle the affordable housing crisis in this country, urgent action is required at all levels of government to generate a menu of solutions.

The Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act will:

·         Evaluate and quantify the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on quality of life, including education, employment, health, income, nutrition, access to transportation, poverty level, and regional economic growth.

·         Evaluate and quantify the costs incurred by federal, state, and local programs due to lack of affordable housing.

·         Make recommendations to Congress to improve life outcomes for individuals and enhance effectiveness of affordable housing policy.

The task force will compose of 18 members which will be appointed by leaders of the House and Senate. Each member will be an academic researcher or expert in a field related to the purpose of the task force. Over two years, the task force will hold hearings
and receive information from federal agencies to accomplish its goals.

To cosponsor the bill, or for any questions, contact Baillee Brown, or 5-0508.


Scott Peters                                                  Jaime Herrera Beutler                                    

Member of Congress                                   Member of Congres

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