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Democrats clash over aid for first-time homebuyers

October 11, 2021


Democrats and advocacy groups are at odds over how to help first-time homebuyers as part of a massive social spending package, clouding the fate of housing proposals floated as part of the $3.5 trillion budget bill.

Powerful Democratic committee chairs are clashing over how to best target aid to Americans struggling to enter the housing market — especially people of color — amid surging prices. Indecision could result in the effort getting scrapped altogether as the White House and congressional leaders try to pare down the cost of the spending package — probably Democrats’ only opportunity to enact sweeping new housing programs.

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