House Committee to Vote on Bills to Block HUD’s Harmful “Mixed-Status” and Equal-Access Proposals

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a vote on June 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET on two bills to block harmful HUD proposals that would limit access to housing assistance for immigrant families and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. The vote will take place in Room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building and will also be livestreamed.

The “Keeping Families Together Act of 2019” (H.R. 2763) introduced by Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) would block HUD from implementing a proposed rule to prohibit “mixed status” immigrant families from living in public and other subsidized housing, forcing families to either lose their homes or separate. The “Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019” (HR 3018) introduced by Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) would prevent HUD from amending the Equal Access rule to allow homeless shelters to deny transgender people equal access to services, which could lead to increased deaths among transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. NLIHC strongly supports both of these bills.

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Take action to oppose HUD’s rule on “mixed status” immigrant-families at: