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Tom Steyer's 2020 Housing Plan

2020 Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer (D)

Tom Steyer is a California billionaire who made his fortune as a hedge fund manager. He is known for his philanthropy and environmental work. He proposes to increase affordable housing production by increasing funding for the National Housing Trust Fund, the Capital Magnet Fund, USDA rural housing programs, homeless assistance grants, and making Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers available to everyone who is eligible. His plan also calls for strengthening eviction protection and tenant rights, plus banning discrimination on the basis of source of income.

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

Tom Steyer on Housing Construction and Preservation
Tom Steyer on Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Tom Steyer on Wealth Building
Tom Steyer on Homeownership
Tom Steyer on Rural Housing
Tom Steyer on Housing Choice Vouchers
Tom Steyer on Renters Tax Credit
Tom Steyer on Tenants Rights and Eviction
Tom Steyer on Homelessness