Our housing market’s continued improvement is central to strengthening our economy. In Congress, I am proud to advocate for resources that will strengthen our housing market and help families in our district to achieve the American dream. To help reduced the economic pressures, I have led efforts to expand affordable housing programs and increase access to financial tools for families across Southern California. I am committed to continue fighting for resources to help seniors, veterans, and working families make homeownership a reality.
Working With California Democrats
I will continue to join with my California Democratic colleagues to help local struggling families remain in their homes. As a delegation, we have urged banks to participate in the “Keep Your Home California” program, which helps homeowners at risk of foreclosure and requested that the President urge the Federal Housing Finance Agency to allow Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac owned mortgages to be refinanced. I was also a strong advocate for the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights and joined with Southern California colleagues to preserve the Housing and Urban Development multifamily field office in Los Angeles.
Preserving & Strengthening Community Solutions
I believe in the importance of strengthening our communities, which is why I have always been a strong advocate for the Community Development Block Grants program (CDBG). CDBG funding provides communities with the resources to make sure that its residents have access to various services and programs. These programs fund emergency shelters, food for low income families, services for seniors, and recreational scholarships for needy children. This funding is crucial to the success of Southern California communities.
In addition, I am proud to support robust funding for programs such as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and the veterans supportive housing program (HUD-VASH), which help address homelessness in our communities. These programs provide Southern California communities with funding for homelessness prevention efforts, rehousing initiatives, and mental and health care services to those experiencing homelessness.
If you are having difficulties with your family’s housing situation, please e-mail me or call my office at 562-860-5050.