President Donald Trump is reportedly looking for ways to help expand housing and make it more affordable for families living in urban areas, a move that is already being met with resistance from some residents.
According to the Associated Press, Trump has been pushing for a policy that would help families move into more urban areas in recent months, though it is unclear if the president is seriously considering the idea.
While there have been numerous reports over the past several months of the president’s desire to see more housing built, Trump’s advisers have been quick to dismiss the notion that the president will actually pursue a housing policy.
“It’s not something that’s coming out of his mouth,” White House adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters earlier this month.
“There’s not a policy coming out his mouth, there’s just not a conversation about this at the White House.
There’s no real effort to do this.”
The president has also made it clear that he is not interested in increasing the amount of federal funding that cities receive, which has led to a growing chorus of residents protesting his proposed budget.
The president is also considering making certain housing developments available to people with disabilities, which could further increase housing costs.
Trump is likely to meet with the National Association of Manufacturers on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a housing plan.
He has also indicated that he would like to see Congress increase the number of cities and counties that receive the federal tax credit.
“I’ve always said I want to get a $1 trillion infrastructure plan done,” Trump said last month, according to a transcript of the event obtained by Business Insider.
“And I think the most effective way to do that is to put infrastructure dollars into the hands of states, cities and towns.
We have no choice, but to take advantage of that and to take it to the states and cities.”