Photo of Mayor Bowser speaking at a podium
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D.C.’s Muriel Bowser and other U.S. mayors announced on Jan. 25 the launch of the Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment. The coalition between public and private leaders aims to call on the federal government to invest more in affordable housing and services for those experiencing homelessness, according to reports by Afro and Housing Wire.

“We recognize that by investing in affordable housing, we are investing in safer, stronger communities and building new pathways to the middle class for our most vulnerable residents,” Bowser said in a statement.

The coalition is affiliated with the National League of Cities and consists of the mayors of 14 major cities, as well as CEOs of companies such as Airbnb, Sutter Health and GHC Housing Partners.