Advocacy & Policy

Public Housing Infrastructure

This bill would authorize the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. It proposes $1 billion for FY 2022 CNI grants and outlines program guidelines.

As a companion bill to the one above, this bill also proposed authorizing the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. The CNI has existed for over a decade, but it has not yet been permanently authorized by Congress.

In this bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) proposes more changes to the HUD inspection process, specifically related to Performance-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) properties.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced her “Housing Is Infrastructure Act.” The bill would invest in housing infrastructure, including the $70 billion Public Housing Capital Fund backlog.

This is a comprehensive bill to address equity in housing. On public housing, the bill would repeal the Faircloth Amendment and authorize $70 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund backlog.

The “Liberty City Rising Act” would require HUD to implement additional safety and security measures for public housing properties located within “high-crime” areas.

This is a companion bill to the one listed above (S. 1746). It appears that there is some bipartisan agreement in Florida on the need to update safety and security standards specifically for public housing.

This bill would authorize the HUD Secretary to require that public housing and PBRA units are equipped to maintain a temperature level ranging from 71 – 81 degrees Fahrenheit, especially for older adults in Section 202 housing. PHAs would be authorized to use funds from the Capital Fund or Operating Fund to maintain adequate temperatures.

This is the House companion bill to S. 1576 above. Rep. Wilson introduced an earlier version of the bill in the 116th Congress.

This is a re-introduced version of the “Green New Deal for Public Housing” from the previous Congress. It would authorize funding to upgrade public housing units to be more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.

This is the Senate companion bill to the above “Green New Deal for Public Housing.” Both bills also include requirements for much of the modernization work to be done by public housing residents and some guidance around resident councils, the Family Self-Sufficiency program, and other operations.

The short title for this bill is the “Broadband Justice Act of 2021.” It would authorize the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to consider broadband internet services as a utility for residents of assisted housing, which could help improve their access to the internet.

This bill would establish a $25 million grant program under the Public Housing Capital Fund to provide for automatic sprinkler systems in public housing. It would also require HUD to submit a report to Congress on the presence or absence of sprinkler systems in existing public housing units.

This is a companion bill to the Public Housing Fire Safety Act. It would also authorize a grant program for the purpose of updating sprinkler systems in public housing.

The Public Housing Emergency Response Act would authorize $70 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund. The funding would be allocated based on the extent of each agency’s need, according to their most recent Physical Needs Assessment.

This is a companion bill to the one listed above, the Public Housing Emergency Response Act. It would also authorize $70 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund.

Do you know of a bill that is missing from the list? Please contact Jenna Hampton, Government Relations Analyst, at jhampton@nahro.org.

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