Legislative Mandate Mission Statement
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U.S. Department of Agriculture/
Rural Housing Service

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Treasury / IRC Section 42

U.S. Treasury / CDFI Fund

Mission Statement

The mission of the Commission is to identify, analyze, and develop recommendations that highlight the importance of housing, improve the housing delivery system, and provide affordable housing for the American people, including recommending possible legislative and regulatory initiatives.

In order to achieve this mission, the Commission should consider undertaking the following activities.

  1. Identify the role and importance of housing as it relates to:

    • the validity of neighborhoods and neighborhood services;

    • the economy, economic development, and jobs;

    • education, health care, crime, and safety policies; and

    • the interplay between state, local, and federal housing policies and actions.

  2. Analyze existing federal, state, and local housing programs, and private sector delivery systems, and:

    • provide better housing opportunities for families, neighborhoods, and communities;

    • find ways to increase the role of the private sector in providing affordable housing;

    • explore overlaps with other federal initiatives in the areas of tax policy, health care, education, and public safety;

    • examine the housing finance system;

    • explore the links between federal, state, and local housing mechanisms;

    • and review the importance and opportunities of evolving technologies.

  3. Develop specific recommendations including legislative and / or regulatory initiatives, especially focused at the federal level, but including linkages between federal activities and action at the state and local level.