Housing is a basic need, and I believe that no one should face homelessness, an unfair or deceptive mortgage, or barriers to accessible housing. I have worked consistently to make housing available to those fighting homelessness, to expand funding and support for affordable housing, to make housing more accessible for seniors and the disability community, and to promote and protect the dream of homeownership in the 9th Congressional District.

Legislation I've Introduced

Inclusive Home Design Act – The bill would expand the number of homes that are accessible for people with disabilities. People with mobility impairments have limited access to most homes because there are currently no federal standards for accessibility features in homes built with federal assistance.

More on Housing

November 21, 2021 Page

H.R. 5376, The Build Back Better Act
This Transformational Bill Creates Jobs, Cuts Taxes, and Lowers Costs for American Families

Key Points:

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, and a Co-Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Aging and Families, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, by a vote of 220-213: 

November 8, 2021 Video

In this week's update, I talk about the vote on the Infrastructure deal and some of the items I was able to include in the bill. I also discuss the path forward on the Build Back Better bill.

November 2, 2021 Video

I joined CNN on Monday night to talk about the latest on the negotiations for the #BuildBackBetter Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill.

July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, reintroduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act. This bill would make more new homes accessible for people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans. The legislation would require all newly-built single-family homes and townhouses receiving federal funds to meet several accessibility standards.