Housing

As a member of the Financial Services Committee, I will encourage responsible urban development that takes into account community displacement and emphasizes transit-oriented,  accessible and inclusive development. I intend to be a champion for fair housing policies and increased federal investment in affordable housing.

The Great Recession of 2008 led to an unprecedented foreclosure crisis that was precipitated by unfair, under-regulated, and predatory mortgage lending practices. Chicago, like so many areas across the US, was devastated by the crisis. I am committed to ensuring that the policy missteps that led to the recession are never repeated again.

More on Housing

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and 37 Members of Congress today reintroduced the Lead Abatement for Families Act,  a bill that requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to identify and remove lead pipes in public and federally assisted housing. The bill was discussed today in a House Committee on Financial Services Committee hearing focused on the need to invest in housing infrastructure.

March 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced the Our Homes Our Votes Act, a bill that facilitates voter registration for residents of federally subsidized housing by allowing them to register to vote as they sign their lease and verify their income. The bill has 26 original cosponsors.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement:

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today the House passed Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety (“CO Alerts”) Act as part of an omnibus funding package. The CO ALERTS Act, formerly known as the Safe Housing for Families Act, protects residents of public and subsidized housing from carbon monoxide poisoning by providing funds for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in each unit of affordable housing.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) today unveiled the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2020, legislation to protect children in federally-assisted housing from dangerous lead exposure and poisoning. The Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2020 would adopt federal prevention measures, including comprehensive risk assessments, to determine the presence of lead hazards.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to constituents and stakeholders calling for a repeal of the statewide preemption that prevents municipalities from enacting rent control laws to protect renters and homeowners: