For the past 24 years I have personally developed affordable housing in St. Louis so this issue is very important to me. I think that affordable housing is just one part of a greater solution to our city’s overall challenges. I would support legislation that required developments to include a percentage of affordable or workforce housing in each project.
I believe that a citywide comprehensive redevelopment approach considers the following:
- Affordable Housing
- Home-Buyer’s Assistance
- Mixed Income Developments
- The Impact of Gentrification
- Workforce Housing
These key areas of focus would aid in developing a multi-year comprehensive plan city-wide to address housing long-term.