Congressional Renters Caucus Announces New Policy Agenda Focused on Renters

Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), chair and founder of the Congressional Renters Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, joined housing advocates and other members of the Renters Caucus in announcing the first-ever “Renters Agenda” on March 21. The Renters Agenda presents a set of major policy goals along with corresponding bills to protect and uplift the 44 million renters in the U.S. NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel spoke at a press event announcing the agenda.

The Renters Caucus policy agenda includes NLIHC’s top policy priorities: the “Ending Homelessness Act of 2023” (H.R.4232); the “Housing Crisis Response Act of 2023” (H.R.4233); the “Stable Families Act” (H.R.8327), the House companion bill to the U.S Senate’s “Eviction Crisis Act” (S.2182); the “Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act “(H.R.3776); reforms to LIHTC to better serve extremely low-income households; and other bills endorsed by NLIHC.

“On behalf of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, I applaud Congressman Jimmy Gomez and the rest of the Congressional Renters Caucus for endorsing major legislation to invest in proven solutions at the scale needed to end America’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis once and for all,” said Diane Yentel at the press conference.

“With the launch of the first-ever Renters Agenda, we’re putting the growing population of renters at the heart of federal housing strategy,” said Rep. Gomez. “The three pillars of this agenda – lower costs, increase supply and remove barriers – form the foundation of a more fair and equitable housing system, where renters can afford a safe place to live regardless of income or ZIP code. This agenda is not a wish list – it’s a blueprint for addressing the rent burden that is exacerbating the country’s housing crisis. The 37 members of the Renters Caucus are ready to put up a fight for this agenda that stands up for renters.”


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