Federal Policy

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
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. Despite years of huge economic growth
As we discussed in last week’s insights post, the CARES Act contains several provisions that either directly or indirectly address housing. The $2.2-trillion legislation directs money to housing programs for
As the United States grapples with a massive housing crisis – a 7.3-million home shortage, as found in Up for Growth research – federal leaders are seeking innovative solutions to
As we’ve written in previous insights posts, 2019 was a banner year for housing policy in cities and states across the country. Oregon’s HB 2001 and Minneapolis 2040 earned much-deserved
Last June, Up for Growth participated in the launch of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing. Created through an executive order, the Council is designed
While Up for Growth is focused primarily on how we eliminate barriers to housing production and preservation to meet increasing housing needs across the U.S., we cannot ignore the housing
In late November, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Housing is Infrastructure Act (H.R. 5187/S. 2951). The legislation seeks to fill
The below is a lightly edited version of prepared remarks that Up for Growth Action Executive Director Mike Kingsella delivered to the American Public Transportation Association’s Legislative Committee meeting on