May 10, 2019

Brown Condemns Trump Administration's Proposed Anti-Family Housing Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – condemns the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule that would result in the loss of housing for tens of thousands of eligible people, including American children. The proposal would do away with regulations that preserve families by permitting members with mixed immigration status to live together, provided that ineligible members pay higher, unsubsidized rents. According to the HUD’s own regulatory impact analysis, 70 percent of the people potentially facing eviction and homelessness under this rule – including 55,000 children – are U.S. citizens or legal residents who qualify for HUD assistance.  HUD’s analysis also states that “HUD expects that fear of the family being separated would lead to prompt evacuation by most mixed households.”  Sen. Brown is fighting to ensure that every family has access to safe, affordable housing.

“This proposed rule is another despicable action by the Trump Administration to disrupt communities and separate families,” said Brown. “If Secretary Carson and this White House really wanted to address housing needs, they would not have slashed affordable housing in their budget.”