Dem Floats Next Big Handout: Reintroduces The ‘Homes For All Act’…So Much For Property Rights
Former Congressman, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, and current Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison – who is campaigning for former Vice President Joe Biden – floated the next big handout coming from Democrats; the “Homes For All Act.”
Ellison tweeted, “What if we passed “Homes for All” into law and no one had to live in a tent by the side of the highway in the richest country in the history of the world at the richest moment in its history?”
What if we passed “Homes for All” into law and no one had to live in a tent by the side of the highway in the richest country in the history of the world at the richest moment in its history? @Ilhan @IlhanMN pic.twitter.com/CAVPOZ2tVP
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) July 12, 2020
The purpose of the bill is to make housing a “human right,” and Omar’s plan is very similar to what Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed. Part of his bill would take some of the property rights away from owners and place restrictions on property owners’ course of action.
The plan “protects tenants” it would nationalize rent fees and create a “just-cause” requirement if a landlord needs to evict a tenant.
The plan has an enormous price tag at $1 Trillion. Omar boasts that the bill would “authorize construction of 12 million new public housing and private, permanently affordable rental units.”
Similar to the unit that was burned down by rioters in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s home town of Minneapolis during the George Floyd riots.
According to the press release:
“Every American deserves access to a safe and stable place to live, but unfortunately, our current free-market housing system is not meeting the needs of working families,” said Rep. Omar. “On a single night, over 10,000 people in Minnesota were homeless last year—the highest number ever recorded. 6,000 of them were youth – which means children are showing up at school without a place to go home to. And this does not include the thousands more who are behind on rent, or are looking for a permanent home after an eviction. And that’s just Minnesota. Across the nation, families are struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity. We need to treat the affordable housing shortage like the crisis that it is. Housing is a fundamental human right. It’s time we as a nation acted like it and end the housing crisis once and for all.”
No one in the wealthiest county in the world should be forced to sleep on the streets.
Today I am introducing the Homes for All Act, a bold 21st century vision to build 12 million new public & affordable housing units and guarantee housing as a human right. #HomesforAll pic.twitter.com/muWeTfnqLT
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 21, 2019
I’m all for getting the homeless off the street, but a government takeover of property is not the answer.
You can read the entire bill here.