In a letter sent Tuesday to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, the 13 House members said that for decades the Puerto Rican and U.S. governments have relied on “outdated, limited, and poor-quality data sources” to make public policy decisions on housing issues. (The Associated Press)

Washington, D.C. – Puerto Rican Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), along with a dozen Democratic colleagues in Congress, urged the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to include Puerto Rico in a survey that would, among other things, determine the island’s housing stock at a time when displacement of sectors of the Puerto Rican population is being reported.