Policymakers should adopt minimum service standards and consumer protections to ensure fair terms and conditions.
Policymakers should ensure network reliability and resiliency for utility and telecommunications services.
State policymakers should prohibit the use of credit scores or reports to determine the rates or deposits of essential residential utility services.
Policymakers should ensure affordable and reliable access to essential communications and utility services for all.
Policymakers should ensure that universal service funds are calculated fairly and distributed equitably.
Policymakers should establish a definition of “universal service” for the energy industry that is similar to the one in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Regulators and lawmakers should ensure that consumers with low incomes can afford their utilities. This includes telecommunications, energy, and water.
Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
People of all ages and ability levels need safe, decent, and affordable housing that will enable them to continue to live safely in their homes and communities as they get o
Housing costs determine whether individuals and families can live in a neighborhood without sacrificing other basic necessities, such as food and health care.