Young Receives “Housing Champion” Award for Efforts to Address Housing Affordability Crisis
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently received the “Housing Champion” award from Habitat for Humanity for his leadership and support of programs and policies that would expand affordable housing options.
“I am honored to receive the ‘Housing Champion’ award from Habitat for Humanity for my efforts to address the housing affordability crisis. I will continue to work to pass bills that increase housing stock, lower costs, and revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Indiana and across the country,” said Senator Young.
For years, Young has worked on housing affordability issues in Congress. In 2023, Young introduced three bills to address the national shortage of affordable housing:
- The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, which would revitalize distressed neighborhoods by creating a tax credit for building and renovating homes in blighted areas.
- The Yes In My Backyard Act (YIMBY Act), which would eliminate barriers to much-needed housing by requiring transparency in local land use, zoning, and housing decisions.
- The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA), which would improve and expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, providing an additional 44,500 units in Indiana alone.
The Habitat for Humanity “Housing Champion” award recognizes lawmakers, individuals, organizations, or partners that have made significant and lasting contributions to the mission of Habitat for Humanity in providing affordable housing solutions and supporting communities in need. The award highlights the crucial role that legislators and housing champions play in addressing housing insecurity and emphasizes the collective effort required to tackle global housing challenges.
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