People need affordable places to live. Hardworking families should be able to afford to buy a home, and individuals in all walks of life need to be able to afford a clean and safe place to live. Making this a reality is one of the biggest challenges facing our region (and large parts of the country). I have made it a top priority and will continue to do so. Solving this will take an “all of the above” approach that includes a variety of solutions to address housing shortages and costs at all levels.
Let me say here, “affordable” can mean different things in different contexts and to different people.