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Van Hollen Calls for Refocused Effort to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

February 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Affordable housing troubles are still on the minds of many, nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, says he’s pushing for more funding and legislation to fight the housing crisis. It was the main focus of his virtual roundtable discussion Tuesday. With the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act still in limbo in Washington, Senator Van Hollen says he’s getting behind the efforts to help renters and homeowners in Maryland.  Saying that housing debt will not magically disappear when the pandemic ends- he emphasized that both state and federal lawmakers need to develop policies to make sure that people are able to stay in their homes…