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Democracy Awards

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California


At the same time as wages have been stagnant for nearly 40 years, housing prices in California and the Bay Area are climbing exponentially, making home prices about 2.5 times the national average. Congressman DeSaulnier understands the direct impact that soaring housing prices have on our community – hundreds of thousands of low and middle-income workers have moved to other states and many more, including millennials, are unable to buy a home. Mark continues to fight for Californians to make housing more affordable, stave off homelessness, and provide greater opportunities for housing.

Working for You

Expand Tax Credits

Congressman DeSaulnier supports H.R. 1142, an effort to permanently extend and expand tax credits for low-income homebuyers.

Veteran Housing

Veterans have a special place in our society due to their selfless service to our nation. Congressman DeSaulnier is proud to sponsor the Comprehensive Homes for Heroes Act (H.R. 252), which decreases the prevalence of veteran homelessness including by providing them with temporary housing.

Help for Students

Congressman DeSaulnier supports funding for programs like the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, which provide supports to schools to address the unique needs of homeless students.