Bernie Sanders and AOC Reveal New Public Housing Plan.
The 2020 candidate and New York congresswoman's proposal calls for an investment of $172 million.
The money would be used to improve the country's over one million public housing units.
It has been dubbed the 'Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.'.
In improving federally-owned homes, the bill contains ways for them to enhance energy efficiency.
This includes getting renewable energy from household appliances that typically use gas and oil.
The legislation also calls for the replacement of lead pipes that have led to widespread health issues.
"This bill shows that we can address our climate and affordable housing crises by making public housing a model of efficiency, sustainability and resiliency." - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, via statement