Foxx Introduces Affordable Housing Bill
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 4956, the Finding Market-Based and Local Solutions to Ensure Access to Housing Act. The bill codifies President Trump’s Executive Order 13878, Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing issued in June 2019. The Executive Order aims to assist federal, state, local and tribal governments with recognizing and eliminating barriers to affordable housing.
“President Trump’s Executive Order recognizes that multiple factors contribute to the affordable housing shortage across the country and that state and local governments are in the best position to reduce barriers to affordable housing. As state and local officials nationwide seek to increase affordable housing, the federal government’s limited role should be to assist them in identifying the barriers that contribute to the housing supply shortage and assist them in promoting effective land use policies. Enshrining the administration’s collaborative initiatives in our laws would sustain its efforts to make housing more affordable long-term,” stated Rep. Foxx.
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.