Queens lawmaker introduces bill to provide funding for affordable housing and homeless services

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Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng on Thursday, June 24, introduced a new transformative legislation to authorize more than $300 billion for crucial housing infrastructure while reducing homelessness across the country. 

Meng and her colleague, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), led lawmakers to present the Housing is a Human Right Act, which will put forward $27 billion a year for homelessness services, provide $100 million a year for community-driven alternatives to criminalization of those experiencing homelessness, and make targeted investments in communities at a disproportionate risk of homelessness.