Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Housing

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.

More on Housing

Aug 31, 2021 News Items

The owner of this iconic building ordered all tenants to leave. Some aren’t going  

Miami Herald / Rene Rodriguez / August 31, 2021  

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democrats today introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization (VAWA) Act of 2018. The original legislation, first passed in 1994, will expire on September 30, 2018.

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

May 4, 2015 Press Release

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.

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