By Natalie Campisi | Forbes
With less than 75 days to the Nov. 3 presidential election, let’s examine what affordable and fair housing could look like if Donald Trump wins a second term as president. Although President Trump has not issued a housing plan ahead of the election, we can look at past policy choices to get a picture of what we might expect from a second term. Housing has become a hot topic since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic on March 11.
With a jump in unemployment from 3.7% in 2019 to 10.2% in July of this year, some 30 to 40 million homeowners and renters across the country face evictions, while mortgage delinquencies hit a nine-year high the second quarter of 2020.