Op-ed: Congress should use the infrastructure bill to fix the housing crisis

After missing a chance to address the housing and homelessness crisis with the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Congress has another chance to get things right when it negotiates a new budget. The $3.5 trillion spending proposal approved in both chambers includes $339 billion set aside for housing and transportation—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in programs with a proven track record of providing safe, affordable homes for millions of individuals and families across the country.

In other words, we can turn the tide against a growing homelessness emergency. The tools to do so are well within our reach.

It starts by understanding that the primary driver of homelessness is the

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