The Housing issue is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
For nearly ten years I served as president of the Houston Branch of the NAACP. In that capacity I worked hard to make sure that every American has equality of opportunity. I continue this fight on the Financial Services Committee.
As long as I am in Congress, I will be a champion of protecting programs like the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and Section 8. CDBG provides financial assistance for the improvement of housing and economic conditions in low- and moderate- income neighborhoods. The Section 8 housing program is critical to our community’s ability to secure safe, affordable housing for low-income families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. These vouchers provide struggling families the stability and foundation needed to maintain employment and achieve economic success.I will continue to oppose any attempts to undermine the American dream and any action that would lead to increased segregation and further concentration of poverty.