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
Why Cory Booker Is Focusing on Affordable Housing
A monthly tax credit for low-income renters and a “baby bond” program to help first-time homebuyers are part of the presidential hopeful’s list of proposals.
Cory Booker’s plan to fix the housing crisis and make renting affordable
Cory Booker’s new housing plan proposes tax credits for renters, federal incentives, and “baby bonds” as ways to make housing more affordable.
@CoryBooker says it just makes fiscal sense to make affording housing more accessible
"Ensuring people have access to affordable housing isn’t just a smart investment in our economy—it’s the right thing to do."
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.