INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young has joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to reintroduce legislation to create a task force to understand the nation’s affordable housing issues and make recommendations for solutions.
Young, a Republican, and Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., along with 13 bipartisan Senators on the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act.
The task force would evaluate the impact of housing costs on other government programs and provide recommendations to Congress on how to increase affordable housing options.
“I’ve seen first-hand in Indiana how a lack of affordable housing has negative and lasting consequence,” Young said in a news release.
He said he has made solving the housing crisis a top priority as part of his Fair Shot Agenda. The bill would assemble a group of experts to better understand the issues in affordable housing so legislatures can take action and end the cycle of poverty for struggling Americans.
Specifically, the task force will evaluate how the impact of a lack of affordable housing affects other outcomes for those living in the United States. Some of them include education, employment, income level, health and nutrition.
The task force will also make recommendations to Congress on how to use affordable housing to improve life outcomes. It includes supporters from over 70 organizations.