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
WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2011) — Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky and 15 House colleagues sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA...) Acting Director Edward DeMarco calling on the agency to end legal obstructionism against states and localities with ordinances designed to protect communities from damage caused by abandoned properties.
Over $200,000 for the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs
CHICAGO, IL (November 7, 2011) — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today applauded the decision by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to award the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs two federal grants totaling $235,874 to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, mortgage scams, and housing discrimination.