States should require that home improvement contractors be licensed, insured, and bonded.
States should require written home improvement contracts and specify required and prohibited contract provisions.
States should put in place criminal and civil penalties.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty Meas
Consumers should have access to the full range of legal remedies when they have been harmed (see also Private Enfor
Government agencies should collect and report data for groups that are discriminated against, while ensuring consumer choice and control over what data they provide.
Policymakers should explore options for extending the affordability of rental housing units whose subsidies are set to expire. These include:
Policymakers should help voucher recipients secure appropriate housing. This includes:
Congress should modify the LIHTC program to enable greater flexibility in the development of housing projects for older adults.
Policymakers and researchers should study and put in place successful policies to keep housing costs affordable for existing residents, particularly in neighborhoods where housing costs are rising
Federal, state, and local policymakers should enact, monitor for compliance, and fully enforce laws prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income, including use of a ho