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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Housing

We have a responsibility to work together to bring the American dream within reach for as many as possible and that begins with ensuring that every American has access to safe, affordable housing.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’m fighting to bring valuable federal housing and urban development funding back to the Chicago region. I’ve been proud to secure funding for the Fair Housing Initiative Program, which is leading the fight against housing discrimination. I’ve worked to combat homelessness by pushing for increased funding for VA homeless assistance programs like the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program and the Supportive Services for Low Income Veterans and Families Program. And, I’ve been a champion for increased funding for the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which provides housing assistance and supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Moreover, I’ve lead the fight to modernize the outdated HOPWA formula so Chicago will have access to increased funding.

Housing is a basic, human need, which is why we must do all we can to provide equal access and reduce homelessness across the country. I will continue to support robust funding for a broad range of programs designed to promote affordable housing, homeownership, and community development. 


Rep. Quigley is committed to ensuring that affordable housing units can get energy efficient upgrades to decrease costs. He toured affordable housing buildings in Chicago that have embraced energy efficient upgrades.


Rep. Quigley introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act, legislation to protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning.


Rep. Quigley and Senator Dick Durbin wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Craig Fugate to ask that the agency “quickly initiate…a nationwide study focusing on the prevalence, causes, and costs of urban flooding.”


Rep. Quigley and Senator Dick Durbin announced over $14 million in vital urban housing development grants to Illinois’ Fifth District and the greater Cook County area.

More on Housing

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing, announced that two provisions to protect and advance LGBTQ+ rights were included in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills. These provisions address LGBTQ+ discrimination in housing and blood donation practices.

Apr 3, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing, pressed U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson over his Department’s longstanding failure to review LGBT nondiscrimination guidance documents, which the Department removed from their website in early 2017 and formally declined to reinstate on March 6, 2019.

Jan 7, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the following statement in response to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s failure to renew approximately 1,100 Project Based Rental Assistance contracts on January 1, affecting as many as 60,000 vouchers:
Nov 9, 2018 E-Newsletters
This week, the American people made it very clear that they want a House of Representatives committed to American values and government accountability.
Oct 4, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley led Members of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee in sending a letter to Housing Secretary Ben Carson on the missed deadline for review of crucial LGBT nondiscrimination guidance documents.

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