"I am dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing."
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
She will continue to fight to preserve and expand access to affordable housing and critical HUD affordable housing programs, like the Community Development Block Grant. I am committed to bringing needed funding to localities to invest in safer and more affordable communities, and to fully funding Section 8, which allows tenants to have a choice in their housing needs through the use of vouchers.
Congresswoman Lee has fought to create the National Housing Trust Fund that would build and preserve 1.5 million units of rental housing for the lowest income families over the next 10 years and she will continue to fight to get full funding for this vital program.
She has also worked to promote homeownership and protect consumers from predatory lenders. She was a vocal supporter of the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and continues to support legislation to promote financial literacy, and to create and enforce significant penalties against banks, brokers, and lenders who take advantage of consumers.
She continues to push the Administration to maximize the number of homeowners who get permanent mortgage modifications and principal reductions to prevent future foreclosures and to stabilize our housing markets.
Congresswoman Lee has championed legislation to make low income neighborhoods safer by reducing the prevalence of drugs, providing after school programs and adequate police presence, and protecting victims of domestic violence.
She continues to fight for more funding for homeless, transitional and supportive housing programs. Congresswoman Lee has also worked to reduce the barriers that prevent homeless children from attending school, to increase free and reduced school lunch for children living in shelters and to support children and their families with counseling and transitional assistance.