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

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. 

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), joined Congressional Progressive Caucus Members Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), to launch the People’s Housing platform—a groundbreaking, progressive housing framework that declares housing as a fundamental human right.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), and other Democratic members of the Illinois delegation sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to HUD’s proposed changes to the disparate impact rule. The disparate impact rule is a fundamental tool for enforcing the Fair Housing Act and has played a significant role in addressing structural inequalities in housing and financial markets.

June 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public and publicly subsidized housing advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee this week, and it’s on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives. The Safe Housing for Families Act, Rep. García’s first bill, was introduced earlier this year in partnership with Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) and Sen.

June 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public and publicly subsidized housing advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee this week, and it’s on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives. The Safe Housing for Families Act, Rep. García’s first bill, was introduced earlier this year in partnership with Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) and Sen.