Issue: Affordable Housing

Davis has an enormous affordable housing crisis. Unfortunately, each city council candidate's plan for affordable housing reforms has not been part of the questions at forums. A group of citizens that I am conversing with are concerned about affordable housing, particularly for at risk populations.  Please address these questions:  1) What would you do to increase affordable housing?,  2) What are you ideas about addressing the housing crisis in Davis?, and  3) If it were necessary to get university full participation (50% of current and 100% of new students), would you be willing to sue the university, as some UCs have done?   submitted by Martha Teeter

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"Viewpoint of Gloria Partida"
We should work with affordable housing nonprofits and facilitate their work in our community. This can be done by dedicating land for affordable housing, requiring new developments to build affordable units and finding funding to support affordable housing.

Gloria Partida • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Larry Guenther"
​Affordable housing and housing people can afford. I’ll use these two phrases to distinguish between the legally-defined, subsidized housing and housing that is simply less expensive to rent and own.

Larry Guenther • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Luis Rios Jr. "
In California, the resurgence of redevelopment agencies can come to fruition with the next elected Governor. Legislators have introduced a bill (AB 3037) to establish redevelopment housing and infrastructure agencies to fund affordable housing and infrastructure projects in the state.

Luis Rios Jr. • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Ezra Beeman"
​I think 'low-income' may be a more precise definition for the 'at risk' population you mention rather than affordable (which depends on one's income)?

Ezra Beeman • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Dan Carson"
A failure to build housing despite growing demand has created an affordable housing crisis in Davis and across California.

Dan Carson • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Mary Jo Bryan"
​Here is my position on housing. I wrote this at the beginning of my campaign and it my major reason for deciding to become a candidate.

Mary Jo Bryan • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Linda Deos"
​I support our community’s long-standing commitment to affordable housing. Since the late 1980s, Davis has had inclusionary requirements in its General Plan policies, and in 1990 adopted an ordinance requiring affordable housing for households from extremely ow to moderate income levels.

Linda Deos • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

"Viewpoint of Mark West"
I support subsidized affordable rental housing and believe affordable units should be incorporated in all new residential developments. I do not support in lieu fees.

Mark West • over 2 years ago • 0 comments

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