Democratic Presidential Debate Features Affordable Housing

At the most recent Democratic presidential debate in Georgia on November 20 several candidates addressed the lack of affordable housing. Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent, directed this question to Tom Steyer “Millions of working Americans are finding that housing has become unaffordable, especially in metropolitan areas. It is particularly acute in your home state of California in places like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Why are you the best person to fix this problem?” Steyer called for the sustainable development of millions of units. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about her plan to build 3.2 million new affordable housing units and addressing the federal government’s role in redlining. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) brought up his renter’s tax credit which would help low-income families stay in their neighborhoods as rents rise from gentrification.