Hello fellow renters! We have missed you over the holidays, however we are excited to share a few new events including a City Council Housing Debate! More details to follow soon. In the meantime, enjoy this recap from WAMC about union members disrupting the Mayor’s ‘Housing Summit’.
We just wanted to share a short clip from the Housing Summit regarding comments Mayor Weinberger made. In it, he says that renting hasn’t been a problem since he has been mayor, and that the city has a robust history of supporting tenant protections.
“I think it really says a lot about what this administration has focused on the last seven years, and unfortunately, what they’re going to continue to focus on, which is this idea that we need all housing, even though when you look at the data, we need housing for folks that are very low-income,” Burlington renter Charles Winkleman said.
“Right now, the Housing Trust Fund can essentially fund two units of housing a year. Most other larger cities are either taxing folks who are wealthy and can afford it, or they are putting bonds out to pay for low-income housing, and to see none of that on the agenda today is disheartening,” Winkleman said.
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