What can the city do to lower average rents or at least decrease the rate of growth of average rents?

Paige Ellis

City Council, District 8


The city needs to support dense housing such as apartments, condos, and Accessory Dwelling Units (which can also provide income opportunities for residents). Furthermore, some affordable housing options, such as apartments, are not always located near mass transit options or even fully built sidewalks or bike lanes.

This means people of modest income may be forced to take on the additional expenses including but not limited to owning a car, paying for car insurance, gas, and maintenance costs. For housing options to truly be affordable people should also have mobility options available to them. Let’s be clear: in one of the biggest and most desirable cities in America, asking for something as minimal as sidewalks and bike lanes is not asking for too much.