Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced legislation Thursday to make public housing more energy efficient, at the cost of over $100 billion.
No doubt that figure is the low-end, the minimum. They want to make all public housing “green compliant.” This sounds like some cockamamie thing that Barack Obama would do. Remember, Solyndra?
This venture by the Democrat Bolsheviks will be called “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.” Again, the idea is to renovate public housing units to install community gardens and organic grocery stores along with on-site childcare services, according to the Washington Post. A progressive think tank, Data for Progress, estimated the cost of the program between $119-$172 billion over the next ten years.
Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday are introducing legislation that calls for a guaranteed right to housing and would put up to $180 billion over 10 years toward retrofitting and cutting carbon emissions in federal public housing.
The legislation would amend federal law to say it’s the policy of the U.S. to use federal funds and the credit of the country “to guarantee the right to housing for every individual” – an expansive view of government reach reflected in their “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.
The bill provides money for solar panels and renewable energy resources to power public housing, and calls for a federal-state partnership for new grant programs to transition public housing into more energy-efficient units.
“This bill shows that we can address our climate and affordable housing crises by making public housing a model of efficiency, sustainability and resiliency,” said Mr. Sanders, a Vermont Independent who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The legislation is intended to transition the “entire public housing stock” in the country “as swiftly and seamlessly as possible” into “zero-carbon, highly energy-efficient developments,” according to a summary of the bill. [Washington Times]
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