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Julian Castro's 2020 Housing Plan

2020 Presidential Candidate Julian Castro

Julian Castro (D)

Julian Castro is a former Mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration. His affordable housing plan includes subsidies for low-income renters, such as expanding Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and a renter tax credit. It also would expand the production of affordable housing with more funding for the National Housing Trust Fund, the Capital Magnet Fund, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. His plan would triple funding to combat homelessness, push zoning reform to promote the construction of more affordable housing and promote homeownership for populations experiencing housing insecurity.

This resource focuses on active 2020 Presidential Candidates. Recent changes or additions to Julian Castro's housing policy proposals may not be reflected in this resource.

Julian Castro on Housing Choice Vouchers
Julian Castro on Renters Tax Credit
Julian Castro on Housing Construction and Preservation
Julian Castro on Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Julian Castro on Zoning Reforms
Julian Castro on Homelessness
Julian Castro on Homeownership