Sen. (D-Calif.), who is running for president, introduced a bill Thursday that would invest billions of more dollars in affordable housing and other initiatives to prevent . 

The “,” which was co-sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), would give an additional over five years to create an estimated 400,000 affordable housing units. 

The funds would go to supportive housing, including homeless shelters and transitional housing, as well as housing vouchers for low-income families and local outreach services to homeless residents.  

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)  in March, which  and is expected to go to the House floor.

“Too many people don’t have a safe place to call home. We must

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