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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 Moreover, I’ve lead the fight to modernize the outdated HOPWA formula so Chicago will have access to increased funding.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

Nov 4, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), John Carney (D-DE), Jim Renacci (R-OH), Pat Meehan (R-PA), and Daniel Webster (R-FL) introduced the Creating Homeownership Opportunities Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a pre-tax savings program similar to a Health Savings Account for the purpose of saving toward a down payment on a first home.
Nov 2, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) hosted a Foreclosure Assistance Fair in partnership with Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer to help those in the 5th District looking for assistance with their mortgages and bring clarity to the foreclosure process.
Nov 2, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON “ Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) met with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to discuss the housing and foreclosure crisis in the City of Chicago and surrounding area. The meeting followed Quigley's Foreclosure Assistance Fair this past weekend in Chicago, where more than 200 constituents sought assistance from mortgage lenders, government agencies, and housing counselors.
Nov 2, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) met with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to discuss the housing and foreclosure crisis in the City of Chicago and surrounding area. The meeting followed Quigley's Foreclosure Assistance Fair this past weekend in Chicago, where more than 200 constituents sought assistance from mortgage lenders, government agencies, and housing counselors.
Nov 2, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) met with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to discuss the housing and foreclosure crisis in the City of Chicago and surrounding area.

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