Senators Fetterman and Lummis Introduce Bipartisan “Whole-Home Repair Act”

Senators John Fetterman (D-PA) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced the “Whole-Home Repair Act” (S.3871) in the U.S. Senate on March 5. The bipartisan bill would create a national five-year pilot program that expands on a successful Pennsylvania initiative to support homeowners with critical home repairs and address the country’s housing crisis. NLIHC has endorsed the bill.

High repair and utility costs can force low-income homeowners and renters to live with mold, lead paint, faulty plumbing, and other health and safety risks. When households cannot afford repairs, housing units are lost to blight, further exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

The bill would create a national version of Pennsylvania’s Whole-Home Repairs Program, which successfully helped thousands of people address urgent repairs. The Whole-Home Repairs Act would help more families afford repairs for their homes and support broader efforts to create resilient and thriving communities.

“We are in a housing crisis – and this is one critical piece of the solution. It’s a perfect example of how government can work in concrete ways to meaningfully improve people’s lives,” said Senator Fetterman in a press release announcing the bill.

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