Affordable Housing

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.
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