42 U.S. Code § 12702. Objective of national housing policy

The objective of national housing policy shall be to reaffirm the long-established national commitment to decent, safe, and sanitary housing for every American by strengthening a nationwide partnership of public and private institutions able—
(1)
to ensure that every resident of the United States has access to decent shelter or assistance in avoiding homelessness;
(2)
to increase the Nation’s supply of decent housing that is affordable to low-income and moderate-income families and accessible to job opportunities;
(3)
to improve housing opportunities for all residents of the United States, particularly members of disadvantaged minorities, on a nondiscriminatory basis;
(4)
to help make neighborhoods safe and livable;
(5)
to expand opportunities for homeownership;
(6)
to provide every American community with a reliable, readily available supply of mortgage finance at the lowest possible interest rates; and
(7)
to encourage tenant empowerment and reduce generational poverty in federally assisted and public housing by improving the means by which self-sufficiency may be achieved.
(Pub. L. 101–625, title I, § 102, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4085.)