On affordable Housing
**No Longer a Presidential candidate as of 1/13/2020**
PLANS + PROPOSALS|
Introduced “Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, and Equity (HOME) Act of 2019” which would provide a renters’ tax credit to help households cover the difference between the rent they pay and 30% of their incomes. The bill is slated to:
Provide a refundable tax credit to individuals who spend more than 30% of their incomes on rent.
Encourage inclusionary zoning to increase the supply of affordable housing and to reduce housing discrimination based on race and income
Sent letter to HUD urging the Secretary to halt changes to Fair Housing regulations
Senator Booker Urges HUD to Forego Changes to Fair Housing Regulations, October 29, 2018
RGJ exclusive: Sen. Cory Booker's plan to ensure safe, affordable housing for everyone
Fifty years ago this month, a couple and their young family were looking to move into a neighborhood in New Jersey with great public schools, but real estate agents refused to sell them a home because of the color of their skin.