Housing is one of our most basic needs, and far too many residents of Hennepin County live in unstable or insecure housing situations. Like so many things, these problems disproportionately affect people of color, indigenous people, and immigrants. Hennepin County is uniquely positioned to lead housing reform and address this crisis in our communities.
I will invest in housing that is accessible specifically to low-income communities and our working poor along existing and future public transit expansions.
I will expand the reach of HUD funding to address gaps in service delivery for people experiencing homelessness. I will advocate for supportive and transitional housing as a solution.
I will work with the board to align our priorities with community needs and expand the reach of HRA funding into the city.