The legislation would also create a Department of the Treasury account specifically for disaster relief, and also requires that no less than 70 percent of funds benefit low- and moderate-income people.
At least three presidential hopefuls—former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, along with Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)–have presented detailed proposals that would encourage or pressure communities to create more affordable housing.
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Trump administration have proposed lifting regulations on coal-burning residue, although these substances can contaminate water supplies.
More than 100 million Americans rely on groundwater, but a recent study finds that wells are going dry and well owners are drilling ever deeper.
Although most housing analysts single out construction costs as driving home prices, a recent study suggests that today land prices may influence prices even more.