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Affordable Housing Advocates Hope to Use the Democratic Majority in the House to Press for More Funding

December 11, 2018 / Bendix Anderson

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has good news for the affordable housing business—and anyone worried about the shortage of affordable housing nationwide. When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, “the federal government will be back in the business of affordable housing,” said Rep. Jeffries (D-NY 8) during the New York Housing Conference (NYDC), held in New York City on Dec. 4. Much of the focus at the event was on Washington, D.C., where the results of the November 2018 election will give Democrats like Jeffries a new opportunity to fight for their legislative priorities. Affordable housing is near the top of the list and Jeffries had a particular promise to make for public housing.