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 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.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC-  At a hearing of the Financial Services Committee today, Congressman “Chuy” García (IL-04) called on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to support H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act, which would make carbon monoxide (CO) detectors mandatory in public housing units subsidized by HUD. 

Watch the video on this link.

May 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- U.S. Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Representative Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) today sent a letter to the Financial Services Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Ranking Member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and to the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ranking Member Sen.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL – Congressman “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Illinois State Senator, Martin Sandoval, representatives from St. Anthony’s Hospital, and Focal Point CEO, Guy A. Medaglia, and others at a press conference to announce plans for the Focal Point Community Campus and the new location for St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Congressman García issued the following statement:

“One of my top priorities is to promote investment in working class neighborhoods and keep them affordable so that current residents and their families are not displaced by gentrification.

April 24, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined IL State Representative Will Guzzardi and representatives from a coalition of organizations, including the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, in support of a proposal to build 100 units of affordable housing in a transit-oriented development for families near the Logan Square CTA station.