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Get real time updates and information from Up for Growth on the federal policy response to COVID-19 and housing.
Up for Growth improves the quality of life for working families and individuals and creates communities that are accessible and affordable for all by promoting more housing close to jobs, efficient transportation, and in high opportunity neighborhoods.
Discriminatory housing policies like redlining, exclusionary zoning, and intentional and severe infrastructure neglect in black neighborhoods have been systematically employed at every level of government for decades.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Senate released and later unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – a $2.2 trillion stimulus designed to stave off the worst of COVID-19-related economic fallout.
The United States’ already broken housing ecosystem is facing even more strain as the COVID-19 crisis continues to threaten public health and economic well-being.
The legislation, HB 2950, passed by a 93-4 vote in the House and 42-7 vote in the Senate, signaling broad bipartisan agreement on the merits of the legislation.
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News and Insights provides the latest from Up for Growth, in additional to current news stories, polls, studies and other relevant data on housing policy, efficient land use, and supply-side community investment promotion, with appropriate context and engaging perspective from Up for Growth, offering fresh and regular entry points into the smart growth conversation.