More on Housing

August 16, 2019 In The News

“My mother was always robbing peter to pay Paul,” said Pressley. “My mom came home to eviction notices often. She was working many jobs to make ends meet.”

Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley described the lack of affordable housing as a crisis and the number one issue in her district at a workshop Thursday night on housing held at The Link in Cambridge. But it’s not just an issue for millennials but everyone who wants to get on the property ladder.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) announced legislation that would prohibit the use of biometric recognition technology in most public and assisted housing units funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), protecting tenants from biased surveillance technology. Currently, more than two million residents live in public housing nationwide, leaving many communities vulnerable to over-surveillance with the emergence of biometric technology.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA), and Katie Hill (D-CA) sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson condemning his department’s efforts to rollback essential protections for transgender Americans experiencing homelessness and seeking shelter.

May 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats to send a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), demanding that he withdraw his senseless proposal to terminate housing benefits for mixed-immigration status families who rely on HUD’s public and assisted housing programs.