Here is where Trump and Biden stand on housing issues

Tuesday marked 35 days until the election. And whoever — President Trump or former vice president Joe Biden — wins the race, will have a hand at shaping the nation’s policies that impact homeowners and renters.

Trump will continue limiting government housing regulations if he is re-elected to a second term, while Americans can expect an expansion of government-mandated protections for vulnerable groups under Biden’s $640 billion housing plan. 

Here’s a breakdown of each candidates’ housing policies.

This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).
This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).

Coronavirus relief

The most imminent and impactful result of the election would be the next president’s actions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic — and both candidates are focused on providing relief to homeowners and renters.

Trump helped

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MITRE Issues Independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes Final Report

MCLEAN, Va. & BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MITRE announced that its report on the independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, delivered to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 1, 2020, is now available online.

The 186-page report contains 27 principal recommendations, and over 100 accompanying action steps organized into 10 themes: Testing and Screening; Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Cohorting; Visitation; Communication; Workforce Ecosystem – Stopgaps for Resident Safety; Workforce Ecosystem – Strategic Reinforcement; Technical Assistance and Quality Improvement; Facilities; and Nursing Home Data.

“I want to thank the 25 commission members – from infection control experts to nursing leaders to a nursing home resident – for candidly sharing learnings and carefully shaping recommendations that have the potential to improve safety and quality of life in nursing homes immediately,” said Dr. Jay Schnitzer, chief medical and technology officer at MITRE,

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US issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING – The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention“ and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”

The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides that have spiked since Beijing’s imposition on Hong Kong of a strict new national security law in June that has already been met with a series of U.S. punitive actions.

The statement warned U.S. citizens that China imposes “arbitrary detention and exit bans” to compel co-operation with investigations, pressure family members to return to China from abroad, influence civil disputes and “gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments.”

“U.S. citizens travelling or residing in China or Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law,“

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