WASHINGTON, D.C. [05/18/22]—Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) – Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development (HTCD) – announced she will be leading a hearing on rural housing programs. Members of the committee will hear from Xochitl Torres Small, Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture about the agency’s rural housing programs. The hearing will take place on May 25, 2022 at 2:30 pm ET.
“Without access to housing nothing else in your life works. Not your job, your health, your education or your family,” said Senator Smith. “We know that the housing crisis is hurting communities across the country, with many families struggling to find a safe, affordable place to live. I look forward to hearing from Under Secretary Torres Small about ways we can reform Rural Housing Service programs to serve more people and better meet the needs of families.”
The hearing is titled Examining the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service. The purpose of this hearing is to better understand what aspects of the USDA’s Rural Housing Service programs are functioning well, which areas should be changed or reformed, and any policies Congress can pass to improve rural housing programs.
WHO: The Honorable Xochitl Torres Small, Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
WHERE: Room 538, Dirksen Senate Office Building