Affordable Housing Legislation

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts asked State Rep candidates in the 15th Middlesex to respond, in 500 characters or fewer, for their upcoming Voter’s Guide.

What Legislation, if any, would you support to improve the availability of affordable housing in Massachusetts?

housingisahumanrightwikimediaHousing is a human right. Affordable housing, close to work, is essential for low- and middle-income families. We must invest in state housing trust funds, increase resources for development/rehabilitation of public and other affordable housing, meet growing housing needs of young singles/downsizing elders, and strengthen/expand homeownership programs. I will support legislation relative to the Housing First Initiative championed by the Mass Housing and Shelter Alliance and support H.673/S.723.

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