Housing is the cornerstone of what every person needs to survive and thrive. It impacts every aspect of our lives—education, health, economic security, and more. Yet millions of people across the country struggle to afford housing.
Housing assistance programs help millions of women and families keep a roof over their heads and are particularly important for women of color, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ women, families experiencing homelessness, children, and women with disabilities. However, current administrative and legislative proposals to cut and restrict housing assistance would harm women and families. In particular:
- increasing rent for families struggling to pay for child care, medical care, and other necessities would harm women and families;
- proposals to take housing away from women and families struggling to make ends meet because they do not meet work requirements will not help people get quality jobs; and
- imposing time limits threatens particular harm to women and their families.