New bill could provide affordable housing to first responders

  • Source: WEAU-TV NBC 13 Eau Claire
  • Published: 07/19/2021 12:00 AM

The Volunteer First Responder Act is a bipartisan bill that has been reintroduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and three other Senators from various states. “We are advancing bipartisan legislation that would create a greater incentive to do this sort of community service by qualifying EMT’s and first responder firefighter for two programs,” Baldwin said. One program that could be provided is the United Stated Agricultural Departments single family housing guaranteed loan program and the other is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments good neighbor next door sales program. “What this would permit is people who are emergency first responders and volunteer in their communities to have a little additional income and still qualify for those programs”, Baldwin said.


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