All people, regardless of age, zip code or income, deserve to live in a safe, stable, home they can afford. Current supply does not meet demand. Local and state governments need policies that make it easier to build more housing, but the one entity with the financial resources to significantly address the problem is the federal government. Marilyn will advocate for a massive federal investment to help build affordable, workforce, and senior homes in local communities.
This includes building on Senator Cantwell’s work by expanding the low-income housing tax credit, increasing funding to state housing finance commissions and local housing authorities, and increasing the flexibility of how housing vouchers can be used, which will provide stability and more choice. The response to the housing crisis must be innovative and match the scale of the problem. Marilyn will champion this effort in Congress.