Affordable Housing

The 2008 economic collapse resulted in massive layoffs and underemployment from which we are still recovering.  It significantly contributed to the number of Americans experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless, which was already unacceptably high.  The demand for affordable, safe housing increased significantly in response. 

Estimates suggest that nearly one million American men, women and children are currently homeless.  Additionally, more than 12 million American households now pay more half of their annual income toward housing, leaving them unable to cover other expenses like medicine and food.  That is simply unacceptable.

I am committed to supporting legislation that will help address and prevent homelessness and build affordable housing.


Department of Housing and Urban Development programs that help prevent and eliminate homelessness

Federal Housing Assistance programs

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Mercy Housing

Housing Action Illinois


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    repName Jan Schakowsky  
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