Are you worried about America's housing crisis? Read this.
Segregation. Discrimination. Racism. Greed.
What do all these words have in common? They are all contributing factors to America's growing housing and homelessness crisis.
In my opinion, for decades federal housing policies in this country have locked people out and left people behind. In one of the wealthiest nations on Earth, there are more than 550,000 people that experience homelessness every single night, and nearly half of renters are spending over 30 percent of their income on rent. It's unconscionable.
We need to tackle this issue head on. I recently wrote a report on this crisis titled, "Locked Out: Reversing Federal Housing Failures and Unlocking Opportunity." The report highlights the history of federal housing discrimination and underinvestment, offers solutions to solve the housing crisis, and provides concrete steps the federal government can take to invest in our future.
It has been over 70 years since the United Nations recognized housing as a human right. It's past time we fulfill that promise. You can find my report below, and tell me what you think.