While Brooklyn’s economic make-up has shifted dramatically during Congresswoman’s Clarke’s time in office, she has been a relentless voice to ensure that Brooklyn remains affordable for everyday working families, including low-income communities. In 2019, she introduced a landmark piece of legislation, H.R.4984 (the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act), which aims to cut rents in subsidized developments in the five boroughs by more than a third. Additionally, she is an advocate for the reformulation of the area median income by which HUD determines affordable housing. She is also a proud cosponsor of the Public Housing Emergency Response Act (H.R.4546), which will appropriate funds to reinvest in public housing, provide the money needed to fulfill outstanding capital needs, and to again ensure that all Americans have a decent home and suitable living environment. Additionally, she introduced legislation to prevent use of biometric recognition technology in certain federally assisted dwelling units (H.R.4008). She introduced H.R. 5200 (Hardest Hit Housing Act), which will provide additional funds for various housing programs, including grants to large public housing agencies for specified capital activities, grants for foreclosure mitigation counseling and legal assistance, and incremental vouchers for rental assistance for large public housing agencies.