Investing in Affordable housing is a common sense way to boost the economy and make Cedar Rapids a better place to live for everyone. Having a home is the bedrock of family life and access to housing expands financial stability. When there is a place to call home, citizens are better equipped to contribute to the local economy. Having ownership of a spot in the city gives families a stake in the issues around them.
As Mayor I will allocate public lands for affordable housing development and focus on a program of responsible economic development by attracting development of public and affordable housing units.