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

July 29, 2020 Press Release

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.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced a bill this week in line with the principles of the Future of Transportation Caucus: H.R.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), along with 49 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 emergency stimulus package to help people stay in their homes. A comparable provision was included in the COVID-19 stimulus bill drafted by the House, but it did not make it into the final CARES Act. 

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and 39 cosponsors introduced the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act today to prohibit landlords from evicting rental tenants during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The bill will be part of the third COVID-19 stimulus package introduced by the House of Representatives, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and  Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 74  Members of Congress in sending a letter to the country’s largest home mortgage lenders calling on them to halt all foreclosure proceedings until the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health pandemic has passed.