Coalition of National Groups Calls for Expanded Federal Housing Assistance

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:15am

A coalition of national organizations today released a report calling for an expansion of federal assistance and affordable housing supply in response to the nation’s affordable housing crisis. “Within Reach” calls for Congress to expand rental assistance, including the creation of 500,000 “opportunity vouchers” over five years; to increase investment in production programs such as the National Housing Trust Fund; and to create a new national program to provide temporary financial assistance to help cover rent for households experiencing “unexpected economic shocks.” The organizations are part of the Opportunity Starts at Home movement.