When reading Candidate responses, consider:
City Council has the ability to pass legislation that creates new forms of revenue for the City. Funding the Affordable Housing Trust fund is not a question about whether or not to cut other vital services within our General Fund.
After we put so much pressure on City Council to fund affordable housing, in 2021, Council voted to pursue a one-time $45 million loan from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for affordable housing. While this is a positive step forward, it is not the same as Council putting City dollars into the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, this is applying for a loan we would have to pay back.