March 18, 2021

Brown Statement on HUD’s Homeless Assessment Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released their 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report.

“Today’s report is more proof that America was facing an affordable housing and homelessness crisis, and deep racial and ethnic disparities in access to housing, long before COVID- 19. Thankfully, the American Rescue Plan Democrats enacted contains emergency assistance for renters, homeowners, and those experiencing homelessness to keep people in their homes and prevent things from getting worse as a result of the pandemic,” said Senator Brown.  “I look forward to working with HUD Secretary Fudge and the whole Biden Administration to make sure these emergency funds reach the people who need them and to Build Back Better so that everyone has a place to call home in a thriving community.”

Brown made clear in his opening statement at the March 16th hearing, how the resources in the American Rescue Plan will be mobilized to help renters and homeowners get through this pandemic.