REPORT Health and Social ProgramsUnited States

Rental Housing and Homelessness in the 2020 Election: Positions of Presidential Candidates


November 2019, Andrea M. Beaty and Shawn Fremstad

This report is intended to help the public, media, and others assess where the presidential candidates stand on housing issues. The two-part report summarizes the positions expressed or proposed by most of the presidential candidates of the two major parties on various issues related to rental housing and homelessness and provides background information on federal housing and homelessness programs.

The report includes positions of the 11 Democratic presidential candidates that met the eligibility criteria for the last debate on October 15, 2019 and are still running, as of November 13th.  The three Republican presidential candidates included in the report are listed as a “notable candidate” by Ballotpedia, and reported receiving individual contributions as of September 30, 2019.

CEPR does not endorse, support, or favor or oppose any candidate.

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