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Today in America, > 18 million families pay more than half their income to housing.

Virtually nowhere can a full-time minimum wage worker afford a decent 2 bedroom apt.

Corrupt real estate developers are fueling gentrification.

Bernie's doing something abt it #HousingforAll
Meanwhile, Trump is trying to cut the National Housing Trust Fund, which was based on legislation BERNIE spearheaded in Congress.

Trump wants to cut federal housing programs by $9.6 billion, or 18%.

We're not going to let that happen. #housingforall
There's currently a 7.4 million home shortage for the lowest-income renters.

Nearly half of renters impacted are seniors or persons w/ disabilities.

Wages have stagnated, but housing prices have gone up 188 percent over the past 30 years.

This can't continue. #housingforall
#HousingForAll will:

☑️Invest $1.48 over 10 years to build/rehabilitate homes and CLOSE THE HOUSING GAP

(Every other plan out there leaves it open)

☑️Take on segregation by investing $400 billion to mixed-income social housing units

☑️Revitalize our crumbling public housing
☑️FULLY FUND Section 8

☑️Establish a 🎇national rent control standard🎇

☑️Outfit public housing w/ high-speed broadband💫

☑️Electrify & 🌺decarbonize🌺 all public housing

☑️Ensure public housing has high-quality, shared community spaces 🏘️🏠🌳


☑️ Expanding the right to counsel in NY dropped eviction rates 5X faster than comparable areas.

We must expand the right to counsel to keep landlords from bullying tenants who don't have the time or resources to fight back. 🥊🥊🥊

@ceaweaver @ggiii
@ceaweaver @ggiii ☑️We're going to enact a NATIONAL CAP on annual rent increases -- no more than 3% or 1.5X the Consumer Price Index (whichever is higher).

☑️And landlords (like Trump 😂) will need to show "just cause" b4 evicting you. No more arbitrary or retaliatory evictions.

@ceaweaver @ggiii Bernie is taking on redlining.

☑️Restrictive zoning ordinances are a racist legacy of Jim Crow segregation. If you want federal housing & transportation funds? You gotta nix them.

☑️No more using fed. funds to cut up low-income, minority neighborhoods w/ HWYs.

@ceaweaver @ggiii No half measures here. Bernie plans to:


(If that's not a goal of yours, what are you even doing?)

Half a million Americans -- in the richest country in the history of the world -- are homeless.
@ceaweaver @ggiii Guys. There's a ton here and I can't stay tweeting all day. (At least about this 😂). But here's a rapid fire round.

☑️FHA will conduct audits to hold discriminating landlords responsible.

☑️Pass the Equality Act to include LGBTQ+ Americans

☑️Ensure access by enforcing the ADA
@ceaweaver @ggiii ☑️Ensure no domestic violence survivor can be evicted on basis of assault

☑️Guarantee renters the right to form tenant unions. #theunionmakesusstrong

@ceaweaver @ggiii You should just read this predatory Lending/Redlining section. Black Americanas lost 40% of our wealth in the '09 housing crisis. We bailed out Wall St. Now it's our turn.
@ceaweaver @ggiii Ok that's all for now, but I strongly encourage you to take a gander at the policy for yourself. We'll hopefully have an explainer video for you soon. It's alot to take in!


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