Addressing California's Housing Needs

Homeownership helps to form the foundation of the American Dream, but that dream is under attack. The housing crisis in our country ripped the bottom out of our economy and left millions of Americans with few other options than foreclosure. Few communities in the United States were hit harder when the housing bubble burst than the San Joaquin Valley. Hundreds of thousands of Valley families lost their homes – often a family’s biggest investment – and entire neighborhoods were economically decimated.

As your representative in Congress, I will do all that I can to cut through the red tape in Washington and connect you with the right resources to help you stay in your home. You can find more information about how I can help by clicking here.

While I will fight as hard as I can to prevent our homes from falling into foreclosure, we need an aggressive and comprehensive national strategy to right the market. For years, both the Bush and Obama administrations have tried and failed to fix the housing crisis. I will continue to push this administration and my colleagues in Congress to take action now.

One important step the Congress could take to stem the tide of these devastating foreclosures is to pass the Housing Opportunity and Mortgage Equity Act (H.R. 363). This legislation would put thousands of dollars in the pockets of millions of families across the country by allowing millions of responsible homeowners to refinance home mortgages at historically low rates. Preventing additional foreclosures would help families rebuild lost savings and wealth and our communities get back on their feet.

Learn more about Congressman Costa's work on housing issues here.


More on Addressing California's Housing Needs

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON DC) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the H.R.

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

FRESNO – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement after an agreement was made to hold a standalone vote on President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27, 2021 and to only bring a reconciliation package to the House that has the backing of 51 votes in the Senate and complies with the Senate Byrd Rule:

Aug 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement after the Senate passed its bipartisan infrastructure package:

“The Senate’s action shows the  American people that both sides of the aisle can work together to deliver results. This infrastructure package helps the middle class by investing in everything from roads, tunnels,  rail, water, and broadband. I look forward to working with my House colleagues to finish this effort."


Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill which would invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure.

Jun 30, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after House passage of H.R.

Jan 17, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after Gov. Newsom's announcement of $11.5 million in emergency grants to address the homeless crisis in Fresno: 

Jun 1, 2018 Press Release

Merced, CA – In his continued efforts to increase access to affordable, safe, and secure housing in the San Joaquin Valley, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) hosted a housing roundtable today to bring together key leaders to collaborate on making homeownership an affordable option in Merced County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Jimmy Stracner, additional regional HUD officials, and nearly 20 housing leaders and local officials participated in the roundtable, which also marked this year’s launch of National Homeownership Month.