Lummis Highlights Housing Shortage in Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing

March 14, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) addressed Wyoming’s current housing shortage in a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committing hearing. According to a new report released by the Wyoming Community Development Authority, Wyoming currently needs to build between 20,000-38,000 new housing units this decade to keep up with the increasing demands across the state. 

“Across the country, unnecessary red tape and sky-high inflation rates have raised housing prices and dramatically slowed down new construction and renovation projects, creating an especially untenable situation for rural areas across Wyoming,” said Lummis. “While this administration continues to haphazardly throw money at the problem, I am working with my colleagues to move forward with commonsense changes to federal programs so we can better meet housing demands in the Cowboy State.” 

For video of her remarks, click here