Bipartisan legislation to aid law enforcement personnel in the process of purchasing homes has been proposed by Senators Marco Rubio and Jon Ossoff.
Sen. Marco Rubio has proposed legislation that would, for first responders like police officers and firefighters, make it possible for them to own homes in the communities that they serve while at the same time encouraging more people to volunteer for such jobs.
Rubio stated, “It’s a statute designed to help those that support us,”
Rubio and Florida Republican Senator Jon Ossoff, who is also a co-author of the law, discussed it at a news conference held during National Police Week. The bill is called the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act. According to the law that is being proposed, individuals in the following professions would be eligible for a one-time use home loan: teachers, police officers, firefighters, and medical first responders.
During the press conference that was held on Tuesday by Georgia Democrat Ossoff, he made the statement that “too frequently those heroes in our communities can’t afford to live in those regions that they serve.” Both Democrats and Republicans have come out and said that they support this “bipartisan concept” that would make homeownership more accessible for first responders and people working for the government.