42 U.S. Code § 12703. Purposes of Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act
The purposes of this Act are—
to help families not owning a home to save for a down payment for the purchase of a home;
to expand and improve Federal rental assistance for very low-income families; and
to increase the supply of supportive housing, which combines structural features and services needed to enable persons with special needs to live with dignity and independence.