Addressing the Housing Crisis

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All people, regardless of age, zip code or income, deserve to live in a safe, stable, home they can afford. The South Sound is one of the fastest growing places in the United States, and that means affordable, accessible housing is essential.

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.The response to the housing crisis must be innovative and match the scale of the problem.

In Congress, Marilyn has called for massive federal investment to help build affordable, workforce, and senior homes in local communities. She co-sponsored legislation to incentivize the construction of more low- and middle-income near transit. She also voted for investments to expand access to safe and affordable housing, and has called on the Department of Defense to address access to housing for servicemembers and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Marilyn also continues to focus on building on Senator Maria 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.