2020 Policy Tracker: Opportunity

Affordable Housing


Joe Biden

Joe Biden addresses affordable housing In “The Biden Plan to Invest in Middle Class Competitiveness”. His plan will “boost federal investments in low-income neighborhoods to ensure that every American has access to clean drinking water, well-paved roads, high-speed broadband, safe schools, and affordable housing.”

In addition, “The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice” will “alter local regulations to eliminate sprawl and allow for denser, more affordable housing near public transit.” 

Biden’s “Plan for Strengthening America’s Commitment to Justice” will:

  • “Set a national goal of ensuring 100% of formerly incarcerated individuals have housing upon reentry” by “directing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to only contract with entities that are open to housing individuals looking for a second chance.”

  • “Expand funding for transitional housing.”


Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address affordable housing. In the “Timeline of Accomplishments” section, the following is highlighted:

  • “The USDA Announced That They Formalized An Agreement With A Nonprofit Organization To Purchase Homes From The USDA And Convert Them Into Transitional Housing For People Recovering From Opioid Misuse.”