S.2876: Green New Deal for Public Housing Act


The Green New Deal for Public Housing Act (S. 2876) would commit $180 billion over 10 years to a new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs to rehabilitate and upgrade 1.2 million federally administered homes to decrease health hazards and improve energy-efficiency. The seven new grant programs create in this bill would target workforce development, building upgrades, improved insulation, pipe replacement, new energy-efficient appliances, and facilitate community energy generation in public housing to make public housing energy-sufficient and redistribute any profits back to the residents. Public housing agencies and tribally designated housing entities would be eligible for these grants. The bill would also provide resources for recycling and zero-waste programs as well as for improvements to make buildings more resilient to disasters and climate-related hazards. Additionally, the bill includes hiring requirements for these Green New Deal programs, which requires recipients of HUD funds for public housing and community development projects to provide a preference for job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low-income residents, as well as residential protections.

H.R. 5185 is the House companion bill introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Date Introduced

November 14, 2019


Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

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Introduced or Prefiled