Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Bernie Sanders' 2020 Housing Plan

2020 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (D)

Bernie Sanders has been a Senator from Vermont since 2006, serving 16 years as a Congressman before that. His affordable housing plan would push for national rent control and making Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers an entitlement for those eligible. He also would expand the National Housing Trust Fund, support community land trusts, and increase funding to address homelessness. In addition, he has co-sponsored the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, which will support deep energy retrofits and provide job opportunities as part of public housing rehabilitation.

Bernie Sanders on Public Housing
Bernie Sanders on Rent Control
Bernie Sanders on Housing Choice Vouchers
Bernie Sanders on Housing Construction and Preservation
Bernie Sanders on Homelessness
Bernie Sanders on Homeownership
Bernie Sanders on Zoning Reforms
Bernie Sanders on Tenants Rights and Eviction
Bernie Sanders on Rural Housing