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Published on Monday, December 12, 2016

AWC is working on a multi-faceted housing, homelessness and accountability agenda

AWC has worked through the course of the last year to develop and build support for a coordinated response to addressing affordable housing and homelessness. We will be working on a multi-pronged agenda during this upcoming session as well as looking for all other opportunities to help cities address challenges with housing and homelessness.

Highlights of this agenda include:

  • Increase resources and accountability within the homelessness system.
  • Invest state capital construction dollars in new affordable units and to preserve existing units.
  • Create new local tools to incentivize new development, preserve existing development and to invest in affordability within the local community.
  • Address the regulatory environment and make housing development across the income spectrum more successful.
  • Maximize the state’s effective pursuit of the Medicaid transformation to provide better health outcomes.

To see a more detailed summary of this agenda click here.

Please contact Carl Schroeder and Jane Wall if you would like to help work on any of these items or if you have specific challenges or opportunities in your city that we should know about as we work with the state to address these problems.

Categories: Housing, Human services