Sens. Klobuchar, Portman, Kaine Introduce Bill to Improve Planning to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act to create a new $300 million per year grant program to help localities develop and implement comprehensive housing policy plans. The program would provide technical assistance to help states, localities and regional coalitions increase housing supply, improve housing affordability and reduce barriers to new housing development while avoiding the displacement of current residents. Companion legislation in the House of Representatives is led by Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH).