Bennet, 170 Members of Congress Call for End to Shutdown Housing Crisis

Letter urges President Trump to immediately re-open the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined 170 Members of Congress in sending a letter to President Trump on the direct and immediate consequences of the shutdown on housing security for more than four million households across the country.

“The shutdown has affected Coloradans’ paychecks, businesses, food assistance benefits, and now housing,” Bennet said. “What else is it going to take for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to come to their senses and reopen the government? The stability of thousands of families, veterans, and seniors is at stake.”

Both the short-term operations and long-term viability of affordable housing programs are dependent on Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) rental assistance initiatives. An estimated 2.2 million low-income households are among those at risk of eviction, including housing for thousands of veterans, seniors, and people living with disabilities. Bennet recently led a series of policies to prevent and better manage the ongoing eviction crisis for families across the country.

A copy of the letter is available HERE.