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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Affordable Housing

 

Beatty on Housing

Owning a home has long been at the cornerstone of the American Dream.

That is why I will continue to support and develop programs that make home ownership more accessible to the average American. This is especially important as Central Ohio remains one of the fastest growing areas of the country. At the same time, we must ensure that renters’ rights are protected and expanded to protect against abusive and discriminatory housing practices.

Highlights of Beatty Work on Housing and Affordability

  • Author of the Housing Financial Literacy Act to provide first-time homebuyers a discount on their mortgage insurance premium if they complete a financial counseling program.
  • Secured $25 million to revitalize Columbus’ Near East side.
  • Supports funding for housing assistance programs.
  • Supports funding for McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance grants.

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Housing.

More on Affordable Housing

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement following House passage of President Biden’s historic Build Back Better Act:

Oct 31, 2021 News Articles
The $1.75 trillion framework agreement for President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan represents a significant victory for Black lawmakers, who have been adamant that promises made to Black communities be kept by the White House.
Oct 28, 2021 News Articles
Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) said Wednesday a number of the group’s priorities for Black Americans are in President Joe Biden’s spending bill.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
As Democrats scramble to strike a deal on President Joe Biden's social safety net agenda, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said Wednesday that a number of the group's priorities for Black Americans will be wrapped into the massive bill.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
Black voters helped to propel Joe Biden to the White House in the 2020 election – 92% of Black voters supported Biden, according to the Pew Research Center – and they remain a crucial constituency for the Democratic Party.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, signaled Wednesday morning that some of the group’s top priorities — funding for historically Black colleges and universities, continuation of the expanded child tax credit and housing vouchers — will be included in the final version of Democrats’ budget resolution.
Oct 26, 2021 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday that she has made a vigorous push in recent weeks to make sure that Black communities are prioritized in the final version of President Biden’s Build Back Better package.
Sep 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, chaired by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), held a hearing today entitled, “Access Denied: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Economic Opportunity for Justice-Involved Individuals.” The Subcommittee hearing examined the impact of economic barriers on justice-involved individuals, as well as opportunities to increase economic access for justice-involved individuals.

Sep 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Trafficking Survivors Housing Act of 2021, a piece of legislation authored by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03).

Aug 9, 2021 News Articles
COVID-19 has impacted households all over the world, particularly for those who may not even be safe in their own homes. But with domestic violence increasing during the pandemic, funding has decreased when shelters need funds the most.

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