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Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic, Virtual Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 24, 2021   [open pdf - 12MB]

This is the March 24, 2021 virtual hearing on "Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance of the Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Emanuel Cleaver: "[T]he national affordable housing challenge that gave rise to the need for public housing continues to persist. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the United States has a shortage of roughly 7 million rental homes that are affordable and available to extremely low-income renters. Only 37 percent of affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. [...] Public housing is critical infrastructure. And I want to thank again, publicly, Full Committee Chairwoman Waters, for her steadfast, strong, unbending support for affordable housing, and I think that it is long past due when we should place emphasis on public housing. We also cannot forget, in this conversation, that public housing communities are often more than housing. Amid COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], housing authorities have played an important role in protecting residents, ensuring social support activities could continue, and securing opportunities for testing and vaccinations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Georgi Banna, Oscar Duran, Brian Gage, Michael Hendrix, and Tamir Ali Mohamud.

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Serial No. 117-13
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2021
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