Stable and affordable housing provides opportunities for working families in Colorado to maintain a job, provide for their family, and have a place they can call home. As population and housing costs have increased across the metro region, Ed continues to work at the federal level to ensure accessible and affordable housing options are available for all Coloradans.
Since being elected to Congress, Ed has served on the House Financial Services Committee which has jurisdiction over many issues including housing programs such as Public Housing and all HUD programs. In recent years, he has sought to provide regulatory relief to Public Housing Authorities so they can better serve the needs of the most vulnerable while still ensuring accountability. Ed championed the Tenant Income Verification Relief Act which was signed into law on in 2015. In addition, Ed has worked to help secure a "Sustainable Community Initiative" grant worth $4.5 million for DRCOG to develop the Metro Denver region’s long-range plan for growth and development. Ed continues to support federal housing programs such as: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits; New Markets Tax Credits; Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnership Funds; efforts to fund the Housing Trust Fund; and Self-Sufficiency Programs to help constituents succeed on their own.
In 2014, Ed was recognized as “Legislator of the Year” for his contributions and support for affordable housing by the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).