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 Moreover, I’ve lead the fight to modernize the outdated HOPWA formula so Chicago will have access to increased funding.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

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Mike Quigley, joined by Reps. Luis Gutiérrez, Bobby Rush, John Yarmuth, Jan Schakowsky and Robin Kelly, sent a letter to HUD Secretary Julian Castro asking for a more open and transparent process in drafting the next Moving to Work (MTW) contract.
Nov 14, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Quigley, Gutiérrez and Schakowsky sent FHFA Director Mel Watt a letter asking that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not sell foreclosed properties in specific Chicago neighborhoods until a meeting is held to ensure continued access to affordable housing in those neighborhoods.
May 21, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) fought to expand federal housing assistance and protect funding and eligibility for vital infrastructure programs that improve the economy and support local communities, including projects in Chicago and Cook County.
Jan 14, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) led an effort with nine of his Illinois congressional colleagues urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to bring fairness to the Chicago-area housing market by increasing the Chicago conforming loan limit rate to match other high-cost housing markets.
Jan 13, 2014 In the News
The disparity long has stuck in the craw of the local residential real estate industry, which argues that the lower level for government-secured mortgages here dampens home sales in expensive neighborhoods and suburbs, forces buyers to take out multiple loans and has slowed the housing recovery.