Senator Bernie Sanders recently pushed housing policy, an issue that has been on the back burner in this campaign, to the forefront with the release of a new policy paper. CoreLogic staffer Faith Schwartz reports on the paper which proposes new programs to support homeownership and expand affordable housing.

Two of the more concrete proposals outlined by Sanders include funding the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund for at least $5 billion a year to build or rehab at least 3.5 million affordable rental units over the next decade and a $15 per hour minimum wage requirement, which would enable prospective renters to afford modest units:

Other affordable housing goals are to defend and expand the Fair Housing Act, repair rental housing, protect rental assistance, and expand the Housing Choice voucher program.

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