Housing

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

September 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee, and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) recently sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a report on the availability of affordable, accessible housing in the twenty-five largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Today, that request was approved by GAO with work set to begin in a few months.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee, and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) recently sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a report on the availability of affordable, accessible housing in the twenty-five largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

Specifically, this request directs GAO to explore:

July 2, 2020 Video

My latest update for my constituents. This week, I discuss the Moving Forward Act, a major infrastructure bill overdue for our nation. I discuss the auto safety provisions I introduced and co-authored. I also talk about the latest around the Coronavirus and Gilead's profiteering on their COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, voted for H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive forward-thinking package which invests $1.5 trillion to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, tackling our global climate crisis and addressing disparities throughout the country. H.R.

August 18, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO –  Today, Rep. Schakowsky stood alongside the Renters Organizing Ourselves to Stay (ROOTS) partners, elected officials and Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest foreclosing owner, to announce the acquisition of 44 rental units that will provide stable, permanently affordable housing to an estimated 200 residents. ROOTS works by leveraging cost avoidance strategies to secure discounts up to 30% on foreclosed properties, allowing Enterprise Community Partners, the Cook County Lank Bank and CMHDC to acquire properties and preserve them as long-term affordable rental housing.

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