NLIHC and Other National Housing Organizations Submit Letter Urging House Financial Services Committee to Support “Choice in Affordable Housing Act”

NLIHC joined 18 other national housing organizations in submitting a letter on June 6 to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) expressing support for the “Choice in Affordable Housing Act” (H.R. 6880) and urging the Committee to review and vote on the bill this month.

The bipartisan “Choice in Affordable Housing Act,” introduced in the House by Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and John Katko (R-NY) and in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) (see Memo, 5/24/21), would increase funding for and remove programmatic barriers in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program – also known as Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance – to increase the number of rental units that accept HCVs. The bill would provide $500 million in additional funding to the program to increase voucher holders’ housing choices and improve access to high-opportunity areas by offering incentives to landlords, like signing bonuses and security deposit assistance.

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