Increased access to affordable housing opportunities including public housing and other housing supports
Housing Choice Vouchers: -Expansion of Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) including restoration of those lost due to sequester. -Improve eligibility for self-employed or cash based earners. -Increase threshold of eligibility. -Reduce barriers for victims of domestic violence with children. Invest in increasing access for individuals across a diverse range of economic levels, including the homeless and extremely low-income. Ensure that the issues of income documentation for the self-employed are not barriers to accessing federally subsidized affordable housing.
Preserve the Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and increase LIHEAP support levels during winter and summer months.