Wyden seeks more for housing vouchers, tax credits

Sen. Ron Wyden speaks during a town hall event in St. Helens in 2019.

As Congress prepares to fill in the details of its $3.5 trillion budget resolution, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to secure a few dollars for more vouchers and more housing for low- and middle-income families.

The Oregon Democrat leads the Senate Finance Committee, which will have a hand in shaping the tax provisions to be included in the resolution. Wyden wants to expand the existing low-income housing tax credit, create a parallel tax credit to spur construction of middle-income housing, and provide more federal money for housing choice vouchers.