San Jose Spotlight: Bay Area mayors, advocates urge Congress to invest in housing

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Local lawmakers and housing advocates are calling on Congress to invest in more housing to help end homelessness and housing insecurity in the Bay Area.

A coalition of more than 20 city officials, nonprofits and philanthropy organizations sent a letter to the region’s congressional delegation Tuesday. It urges federal lawmakers to address the ongoing housing shortage by expanding the housing voucher program, investing in affordable housing and strengthening the low-income housing tax credit.

“We’re at the heart of the housing crisis here in the Bay Area,” SV@Home Executive Director Leslye Corsiglia told San José Spotlight. “We can’t solve this alone at the local, regional or even state level. We need the federal government to get involved.”

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