Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

C/O National Low Income Housing Coalition

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Washington, DC  20005

Email: ourhomes@nlihc.org

Phone: 202.662.1530

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Julián Castro
On affordable Housing

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EVENTS|

June 15, 2019


Our Homes, Our Votes, Our Iowa and Iowa: Fight for $15 hosted a Town Hall from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. at​ Raygun in Cedar Rapids.

View photos from the event below!

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(CNN) - Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro got his fourth qualifying poll on Thursday, meaning he has now met both the polling and fundraising thresholds to participate in the third Democratic primary debate in September.

Julián Castro qualifies for September Democratic primary debates with new poll

WAUKEE, Iowa (CN) – Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro put on his hat as former head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a visit Friday to an Iowa mobile home park where residents were recently stunned by rent increases by the new out-of-state owners

Presidential Hopeful Castro Pushes Housing Agenda in Iowa

"And during this campaign, one of the things that I've called for is for us to invest in affordable housing. I bet you that if we went through the debate transcripts of the last 40 or 50 years, Democrat and Republican debates, that we wouldn't see one question that was about housing, even though today, in big cities and small towns, there is an affordability crisis. People are paying 50 percent, 60 percent, 70 percent of their income in rent, right? So what I learned, what I learned from my time at HUD was that we did a lot of great work. We reduced veteran homelessness in the Obama administration by almost half from 2010 to 2016. We did make sure that people could stay in their home. We made fundamental improvements to investing in communities. At the same time, I think we still need to do a lot more. And I look forward to doing that if I'm president." 

CNN Town Hall Meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Julian Castro.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Presidential candidate Julián Castro already made a visit to the Iowa State Fair, but he is continuing to campaign in Iowa.

Tuesday afternoon the former Housing and Urban Development secretary held a town hall meeting on affordable housing. Castro was joined by developers, community leaders and affordable housing advocates to address housing concerns in cities, suburbs and rural communities.

Julián Castro Says Affordable Housing is a Human Right

It was the first visit a presidential candidate made to Midwestern County Estates in Waukee, an Iowa mobile home park where residents were recently notified that rents are being raised by nearly 70% in coming months.

Julián Castro visits Waukee mobile home park facing nearly 70% rent increase

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Friday toured the flood tunnels underneath the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, accompanied by local organizations working to end homelessness.

The former Housing and Urban Development secretary walked the city's storm tunnels where hundreds of individuals seek shelter, using his campaign platform to highlight the issue of homelessness in Nevada.

The strength of our nation has always been our capacity to learn from our failures and work together towards a better future. For generations, Indigenous communities have been treated as second-class citizens rather than sovereign tribal nations free to determine their destiny. The federal government has repeatedly failed to honor treaty obligations, respect unique government-to-government relationships, and allowed corporations to exploit sacred land for their own profits.

People First Indigenous Communities Policy

“Everybody needs a decent place to live,” he said. “We need to make big investments in housing supply throughout our country—from significantly expanding the low-income housing tax credit to boosting things like Community Development Block Grants and HOME funds to boosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s investment in rural housing opportunity and finding a better revenue source for things like the National Housing Trust Fund, which is aimed specifically at people categorized as extremely low income. I support all of those things.”

Former HUD Chief Makes Campaign Stop in Idaho: Julián Castro says bold solutions needed to tackle the affordability crisis. 

Videos|

Julián Castro on Fair Housing
NAACP Presidential Candidates Forum

Length: 1:33

Julián Castro on Gentrification
NAACP Presidential Candidates Forum

Length: 1:49

Julián Castro on the Housing Trust Fund
NAACP Presidential Candidates Forum

Length: 1:08

Julián Castro on Rent
NAACP Presidential Candidates Forum

Length: 1:26

Julián Castro answers questions at National Education Association Forum
Houston, TX

Length: 3:08

Julián Castro on affordable housing 
UnidosUS

Length: 0:30

Julián Castro speaks at the #StrongPublicSchools Presidential Forum

Length: 2:30:31

Julián Castro on affordable housing (part 1)
Iowa Event

Length: 0:44

Julián Castro on affordable housing -- Lindsey Ellickson (part 2)
Iowa Event

Length: 0:44

Julián Castro on affordable housing -- Councilwoman (part 3)
Iowa Event

Length: 0:13

Julián Castro on affordable housing (part 4)
Iowa Event

Length: 9:32

Julián Castro on affordable housing -- Q&A (part 5) 
Iowa Event

Length: 4:19

Julián Castro on the ensuring everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live in this country
Campaign Rally

Length: 9 seconds

Julián Castro on the housing affordability crisis
Campaign Rally

Length: 54 seconds

Julián Castro on affordable housing (part 1)
New Hampshire Event

Length: 2:55

Julián Castro on affordable housing (part 2)
New Hampshire Event

Length: 1:24

Julián Castro on affordable housing (part 3)
New Hampshire Event

Length: 2:27

Julián Castro on affordable housing--especially in rural areas
New Hampshire Event

Length: 2:55

Julián Castro on rental affordable housing--Iowa Event
Iowa Event

Length: 0:47