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.
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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.
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.
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:
Washington, DC - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), along with 41 of their colleagues led a letter to House and Senate leadership today urging them to include $100 billion for emergency rental assistance in the next stimulus package to help people stay in their homes. This provision passed the House as part of the HEROES Act, but was not included in the Senate’s HEALS Act.
Chicago, IL - Today, Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced the Lead Abatement for Families Act, a bill requiring HUD to identify and remove lead pipes in public and subsidized housing by providing grants to public housing authorities and property owners.