Quality housing is an essential part of the American Dream. But—with high unemployment, a continuing foreclosure crisis, and the declining availability of public housing options—it’s increasingly difficult to find a suitable and affordable place to live.
In Congress, I have championed the cause of stopping home evictions in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. I sponsored the Mandatory Foreclosure Mediation Act to bring banks and homeowners together to find alternatives to eviction. I have also been a strong supporter of
I have also engaged the community directly, facilitating a successful Foreclosure Prevention Workshop in Miami Gardens in 2012. I will continue working to create incentives for banks to come to the table and find workable solutions for struggling homeowners.
I have also been proud to stand up for public housing options. It’s a travesty that no federal funds have gone toward new public housing in recent decades. It’s time to reverse this trend. I support new funding for public housing, including full funding for the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which would boost the supply of quality housing for the lowest-income Americans.
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MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) joined Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for a tour of the Liberty Square housing complex on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Secretary Carson’s two-day visit to Miami was part of a national listening tour he is conducting to learn first-hand about the public’s experiences with and concerns about affordable housing. Congresswoman Wilson and Secretary Carson walked the grounds of Liberty Square to inspect unrenovated vacant units and later attended a public meeting with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A.
Miami, FL — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced today that the City of Opa-Locka will receive revitalization grants totaling $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Opa-Locka is one of nine communities in Florida to receive a portion of more than $3.9 million in Brownfield grants. This investment will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean, and redevelop contaminated sites, which will boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will travel to Lehman College in the Bronx, New York for the launch of the “My Brother's Keeper Alliance” (“MBK Alliance”), an independent private sector effort, whose mission is to eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color through strategic, evidence-based interventions from community, private, and social enterprise partners.
MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march that took place on March 7, 1965.
“The historic march from Selma to Montgomery was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement that led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act that same year. The peaceful walk that resulted in unarmed, innocent men and women being beaten and brutalized by state troopers showed the determination of African-Americans to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Miami, FL - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), issued the following statement on the passing of community leader and civil rights activist, Mrs. Georgia Jones-Ayers:
“My heart is heavy today. A strong, passionate voice in our community has been silenced. The disenfranchised found a voice through Georgia Jones-Ayers. She dared to make a difference and didn’t care who objected to or disagreed with her remarks.