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Many low-income families and persons experiencing homelessness have debt to the utility companies, which are now barriers to their ability to securing housing. Would you support increasing debt forgiveness programs for 3-4 years to help more people access housing? (Y/N/Explain)

Frank Ward III

City Council, District 8

We need to give people in extreme poverty a second chance and an opportunity to get back on their feet. We also need to determine what that level of debt forgiveness is and to how many people it can apply in any given year.