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  • Everett Herald Editorial: Efforts for affordable housing need our support
    Posted in In the News on September 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    One groundbreaking can look pretty similar to another as it marks the start of a construction project: There are public officials giving speeches, donning hard hats and grabbing shovels to toss some dirt. It’s the stories of individuals, however, those who have been aided by similar projects, that make the case for attention to the start of such work. Among the speakers Monday at the groundbreaking for Housing Hope’s latest project — Twin Lakes Landing II, with 60 units of two- and three-bedroom... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer, Majority of House Dems Push Affordable Housing Expansion in Reconciliation Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) led 111 House Democrats, a majority of the caucus, in urging House leadership to address the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis in the upcoming reconciliation package. In a letter, the lawmakers ask that the bipartisan, bicameral Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 2573) be included in the legislation. The bill would help address the affordable housing crisis by building or preserving an estimated 2 million mo... Read more

  • KIRO: Pressure mounts for more low-income housing tax credits
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    With nearly 70,000 new low-income housing units at stake, local leaders are asking Congress for a big boost in the new national infrastructure plan. One example is the 80 new apartments under construction by the Chief Seattle Club at 2nd and Yesler in Seattle. The focus will be on Native Americans who need housing to get off the streets. Not so long ago they included Jolene Neiss. "It was hard do to winter, it would be like so cold cause it was wet cold,” she said. Nearly half the cost of constr... Read more

  • Bloomberg Tax: Lawmakers Eye Tax Credit in Bipartisan Affordable Housing Bill
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing to boost U.S. affordable housing by 2 million units over the next decade by expanding a key tax credit as part of President Joe Biden’s agenda on jobs and the economy. The Affordable Housing Improvement Act of 2021, spearheaded by Representatives Suzan DelBene and Jackie Walorski, would permanently increase tax-credit allocations to states, allow states to fund more projects by easing bond-funding requirements and expand subsidies for underserved com... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of 103 Lawmakers Urges House Leadership to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Next COVID-19 Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led a bipartisan effort calling on House leadership to prioritize affordable housing measures in the next COVID-19 package. In a letter, 103 lawmakers urged enhancements to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) be included in the next COVID-19 bill to support affordable housing production and address disruptions caused by the current public health and economic crisis. The Housing Credit has been a proven tool t... Read more

  • House Passes Heroes Act with DelBene Provisions to Avoid 60 Million Layoffs, Support Families, Continue Essential Services, and Ramp Up Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its next major piece of urgently-needed legislation to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). This bill will protect American lives and our economy from the devastation of this pandemic. “The House of Representatives continues to meet this historic crisis with bold action to protect Americans and ward off an economic catastrophe. This bill will make sure workers and families don’t have to choose between paying their rent and fee... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro Call for Expanded Child Tax Credit in Fourth Coronavirus Response Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for the inclusion of an expanded and improved, fully refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next coronavirus response package. DelBene and DeLauro’s letter is cosigned by 60 total members of Congress. A recent Columbia University study estimated poverty rates are rapidly climbing, potentially to the highest levels since the measure was created in 1967. Children an... Read more

  • Cantwell, DelBene, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce New Legislation to Combat Affordable Housing Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    As Washington state and the country continue to grapple with an affordable housing and homelessness crisis, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced legislation to increase investment in affordable housing and provide more resources and stronger protections for at-risk groups. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Spokane or Walla Walla, whether you’re in Yakima or Vancouver, we have a housing crisis in the state of Washington,” said Senato... Read more

  • DelBene Joins Clyburn on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable Housing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) in introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act. The Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act will restore the 235,000 affordable housing units projected to be lost over the next ten years as a result of the GOP Tax Scam, and the package of bills would dramatically improve access to affordable housing across all income groups. Specifically, the Restoring Tax Credits... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Millions in Federal Grants to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Housing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Housing

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than 100 housing vouchers for local homeless veterans and their families, worth over $1.5 million dollars. The vouchers going to the King County, Snohomish County, Skagit County and Bellingham housing authorities will provide 163 homeless veterans the ability to find permanent homes. “We have an obligation to care for those who have risked their lives and made painful sacri... Read more