Rep. Cheri Bustos wants affordable housing to be available to more people

Bustos makes push on anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos wants to see affordable housing available to more people. 
 
Bustos made those remarks during a fair housing legislative session Monday. 
 
This is the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which protects people from discrimination when renting or buying a home.
 
"Our Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson happens to believe that this act that again has helped assure that no matter what color you are, what your background is, that you can live where you want to live. He thinks that's social engineering, those are his words. I'm concerned about that," Representative Bustos said.
 
Ben Carson made the comments in an op-ed article in the Washington Times. He also called the program an example of failed socialism. 
 
 
 

 


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