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How can legislation improve access to affordable housing?

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

In the 2017 legislative session, state representatives and senators discussed how Texas will use the billions of dollars in expected revenue. This upcoming election, we need to ensure that we are electing representatives who are representative of our values, background, and experiences because the legislation they introduce will determine the future of millions of Texans. By implementing policy initiatives that will promote investment strategies via legislation in affordable housing, we can improve the access to it. One specific legislative change is repealing the prohibition on linkage fees that could be used to assist with affordable housing.