Tulsi Gabbard on Houselessness

Key Points

  • Tulsi is a strong advocate for affordable housing and protections for the homeless
  • Tulsi has worked hard to obtain federal funding address the shortage of affordable housing units, which has resulted in Hawaiʻi having the highest per capita rate of homelessness in the country
  • Tulsi has also helped obtain federal funding for homeless assistance


  • Tulsi voted against H.R. 3299 - Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017, which would make it easier for payday lenders and other financial institutions to get around state laws and raise interest rates on loans that target low-income and minority communities
  • Tulsi voted in favor of H.R. 3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016, which passed, and will enact incremental changes at a number of federal housing programs
  • Tulsi is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1142 which would make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit rate for the low-income housing tax credit program
  • Tulsi is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3110 - National Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2015
  • During her tenure on Honolulu City Council, Tulsi worked to help pass Bill 54, which is concerned with the cleanliness, public safety and accessibility of public sidewalks for kupuna, children, and the disabled

Tulsi’s Statements/Video

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