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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Housing

Every American should have access to an affordable and safe place that they can call home.  However, millions of struggling Americans across the country and in communities throughout Los Angeles are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.  Supporting public housing, promoting loan modifications and protecting consumers against unsustainable loans are not only necessary to help at-risk families and individuals, but fundamental to the country’s economic recovery.  The nationwide foreclosure crisis has heavily impacted California and communities in my district. The lack of affordable home-ownership opportunities must be addressed so that struggling Americans can create homes and contribute to the vibrancy of our communities.

For more information concerning my work and views on Housing issues, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback.

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May 23, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run. By proposing vicious cuts, budget director Mick Mulvaney and the rest of the Trump administration are baiting low-income Americans to look the other way as the administration sinks a knife into benefits needed to survive. No one chooses food stamps over a job.

March 22, 2017 In The News

Rep. Bass Discusses CBC Meeting With Pres. Trump, Chairman Nunes Remarks on MSNBC:

Rep. Bass Discusses CBC Meeting With ABC 7 Eyewitness News Los Angeles:

March 22, 2017 Press Release

“The purpose of the meeting, which I think we made very clear, was to answer his question about what our community has to lose,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting. “It’s his budget, it’s his policy, it’s his rhetoric; all of these factors demonstrate what we stand to lose and in some cases, what we’ve already begun to lose in the first fifty days of his administration.”

March 22, 2017 Press Release

During the meeting, the CBC Members will provide the President with short- and long-term solutions he can act on during his presidency to advance the African-American community in the United States.   
 
“During the President’s campaign, he asked our community what we have to lose,” Rep. Bass said. “I think the Caucus is looking forward to answering this question and presenting options for the President to explore and hopefully implement.”
 

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s budget blueprint has forgotten Americans, making cuts to lifesaving programs by taking away investments in foreign aid, housing, and environmental protections. Draconian cuts of $11 billion at the State Department and the elimination of the US Trade and Development Agency will make us less safe by diminishing our international diplomatic leadership. Abolishing the Community Development Block Grant and further housing cuts of over $6 billion will damage the development of local communities. A 31.4% cut to the EPA only adds to the damage.

September 2, 2015 Press Release
Community leaders discussed diverse needs of the area and opportunities for additional investment
December 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).