Housing is a basic human right. As a renter I am painfully
aware how frustrating it is to be in constant fear of getting priced out. According
to the 2018 American Community Survey, 47% of renters pay more than 30
percent of their income in rent, which results in less money to pay for other living
expenses such as food and clothing. If elected I will focus on the following policy
priorities to make sure we have affordable housing options for everyone in our
community regardless of their income levels:
- Build new and maintain stock of affordable housing - Work to invest in
affordable units in new construction, and explore resources to maintain
naturally occurring affordable housing so that they continue to be affordable
for future generations.
- Aging in community - Support efforts to provide opportunities for more senior
housing and senior care to allow for our residents to get the services that
meet their needs so that they can age in community.
- Diversify housing choices - Our city has a rich abundance of single-family
homes and multi-family apartments. It is important to create more housing
types that meet the needs of our aging residents and future generations
which includes building and maintaining everything in between such as
duplexes, triplexes, and medium density apartments.