Housing & Homelessness

Local, state, and federal leaders are working to address this issue and ensure Californians have a safe and affordable place to call home. In Congress:

  • I secured funding for affordable housing programs, and brough in over $41 million grants for low-middle income, veterans,and homeless community members.
  • I support tax deductions for renters and affordable housing near public transit.
  • The President signed into law legislation that included my bill, the Better Military Housing Act, to create a tenant bill of rights for residents of privatized military housing, prohibit retaliation against military tenants, and create a housing advocate for servicemembers. It is our duty to make sure that those who serve and sacrifice, including servicemembers and their family members, have safe, clean and well-maintained housing.
  • I am a strong supporter of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, HR 3077, to expand and strengthen the Affordable Housing Tax Credit (AHTC)to incentivize building more affordable housing and better support underserved communities. The legislation would increase the number of allocated tax credits by 50 percent and increase the number of units built by over 500,000 units over the next decade.  In addition to increasing the number of credits available, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act creates more veteran-specific housing options and further serve extremely-low income communities.  The legislation will better protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by ensuring Violence Against Women Act standards are applied to properties built using the AHTC. Importantly, for our agricultural communities, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act includes provisions that help build more affordable housing in rural areas. It allows for more credits to go into rural properties, and it standardizes rural income limits for Housing Credit and Housing Bond properties.

 

I will continue to create and implement solutions to tackle the housing crisis.

More on Housing & Homelessness

May 4, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of $1,694,028 in federal government grants for federal housing programs in California’s 20th Congressional District to help respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The funding for these grants is from the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of $4,956,508 in federal government grants for federal housing program

April 2, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 87 fellow lawmakers in sending a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, calling for details about how their agencies are working to ensure the proper care of America’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 106 Members of Congress in calling on the administration for an immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in ligh

February 21, 2020 In The News

MARINA — Last month, Rob Nicely of Carmel Building and Design opened up a project he is currently constructing in Carmel Valley to help introduce the concept of Passive House to the region. On Thursday, the Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact’s meeting in Marina began to lay the foundation for entities in the area to come together to put the Passive House concept into action.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: