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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California


Homeownership has long been a central element of the American Dream.  However, millions of American families are now at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.

I am focused on finding solutions that will lead us out of both the immediate housing crisis and the larger financial crisis.


Even before analysts and the press were focusing on our current housing crisis, I was working tirelessly to help struggling renters make their monthly payments, which can be as high as half of their income. It’s easy to sometimes forget about this substantial portion of Americans, but it is critical that we continue to support these families.


I am committed to doing everything in my power to keep Americans in their homes. I have been at the forefront of encouraging and promoting loan modifications, housing counseling and mortgage servicer reform. I also am dedicated to fully funding our nation’s public housing and expanding the number of housing choice vouchers so that our nation’s most at-risk individuals can access the safe, decent and affordable housing of their choice.


This housing crisis developed over many years through neglect, so moving forward it is important to fully fund our nation’s housing programs.










More on Housing

March 28, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Waters Announces FY2018 Appropriations Letters & Omnibus Accomplishments


WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which provides substantial federal funding increases to many of her legislative priorities through September 30, 2018, the end of the current fiscal year:  


December 2, 2015 Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement regarding the vote against the sale of 241 public housing sites throughout South Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday:


August 6, 2015 Press Release

LOS ANGELES -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her fellow California Delegation Democrat colleague, Karen Bass, joined in sending a letter to the California State Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de Leon and the Speaker of the California Assembly, Toni Atkins, urging them to support legislation that will impose a moratorium on the Ellis Act, a California law that is increasingly being abused to evict hundreds of veterans, elderly persons, and families.


March 18, 2015 Press Release

Waters Leads Crusade to Close Nation's Widening Wealth Gap


Senior Democrat Challenges Congress to Tackle National Crisis Head on with Resolution to Address Wealth Gap


February 3, 2015 Press Release

Waters Statement on the President's Budget Request


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, and member of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee, applauded the President for including a number of important spending increases for HIV/AIDS programs, Alzheimer's research and for the government agencies that are charged with policing Wall Street.

January 23, 2015 Press Release

Waters Congratulates LAWA and the City of Inglewood on Reaching Agreement for Residential Sound Insulation


September 24, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Announces $4.5 Million Federal Grant for LA County for Residential Noise Mitigation in Lennox and Athens


September 24, 2014


Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) announced that the

September 12, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Announces $10 Million Federal Grant for the City of Inglewood for Residential Noise Mitigation


September 11, 2014


June 10, 2014 Press Release
Last night, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke in opposition to the Republican Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill cuts to historic lows some key housing and transportation initiatives, including the TIGER program, which facilitated the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor.

Full text of the Congresswoman's remark are below:

June 10, 2014 Press Release
The House of Representatives has adopted a measure authored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) that would halt the closure of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) multifamily field office in Los Angeles. The measure, which was adopted during debate over a housing and transportation funding bill, prohibits HUD from using funds appropriated to relocate asset management staff  as part of the controversial Multifamily Housing Transformation Initiative, thereby preventing the closure of offices in Los Angeles and other areas of the country.