As Democratic leaders assemble in Philadelphia for their national convention this week, Bankrate has taken a look at how their ideas on housing compare to Republicans.

Hillary Clinton has said that housing is unaffordable for too many people and she wants the government to help. Republicans, on the other hand, promise to scale back the federal role in the housing market.

The Democratic platform states:
We will preserve and increase the supply of affordable rental housing by expanding incentives to ease local barriers to building new affordable rental housing developments in areas of economic opportunity. We will substantially increase funding for the National Housing Trust Fund to construct, preserve, and rehabilitate millions of affordable housing rental units. Not only will this help address the affordable housing crisis, it will also create millions of good-paying jobs in the process. Democrats believe that we should provide more federal resources to the people struggling most with unaffordable housing: low-income families, people with disabilities, veterans, and the elderly.

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