The following letter to President Biden calls for a “whole of government” approach to create Livable incomes for all, while benefiting businesses all across America.
The US Congress is responsible for setting the Federal Minimum Wage, FMW, so that people can attain basic food, clothing and shelter. However, Congress has failed to properly do their job and even raise the FMW once in the last 25 years. Unfortunately, Congress has acted as if Congress and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, are two separate government entities. They are not. We want them to act in unison and ensure that every American who can work and gets a paycheck, and those who cannot work and receives a stipend, can afford basic rental housing throughout the United States. This will not only benefit these individuals, it will help address the national housing crisis and most assuredly stimulate the housing construction industry both locally and nationally.