Senator Padilla and Representative Lieu Reintroduce Legislation to Address Affordable Housing and Homelessness Crises

Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced the reintroduction of the “Housing for All Act” (S.2701, H.R.5254) on February 21. The bill would address the growing affordable housing and homelessness crises by providing robust investments in deeply affordable housing, housing vouchers, and homelessness response services.

The Housing for All Act would help address the severe shortage of 7.3 million homes affordable and available for people with the lowest incomes by investing in the national Housing Trust Fund, supportive housing programs for the elderly and people with disabilities, and the HOME Investment Partnerships program. The bill would also help bridge the widening gap between incomes and housing costs by investing in the Housing Choice Voucher program and Project-Based Rental Assistance. Additionally, the bill would help address the homelessness crisis by investing in the emergency solutions grant program and Continuums of Care, hotel and motel conversions to permanent supportive housing, and the Eviction Protection Grant Program, among other approaches.

“Rents are sky high, eviction filings have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, and more people are facing housing insecurity, eviction, and homelessness,” said NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel. “More than ever, bold policies are needed to significantly expand federal investments in affordable, accessible housing for the nation’s lowest-income and most marginalized households. I applaud Senator Padilla for introducing the ‘Housing for All Act,’ which provides the robust investments in deeply affordable, accessible housing, universal rental assistance, and homelessness response services needed to end homelessness and housing poverty once and for all.”

Read Senator Padilla’s press release at:

Read a one-pager on the Housing for All Act at: