There’s one problem: by law, we can’t.
Let me tell you why.
This man’s repressive housing law is STILL on the books.
We lose tens of thousands of units of Public housing each year, because it falls into disrepair. Congress has CHRONICALLY underfunded it, and so leaky ceiling and busted boilers stay broken.
Public housing is “safer” from shutdowns, since the buildings, while crumbling due to under-investment, aren’t going anywhere.
What’s more at risk is the neoliberal Section 8
650 Project-based Section 8 contracts have ALREADY lapsed due to the shutdown. More will lapse if the shutdown continues
This all creates a BIGGER housing crisis in the middle of an existing one.