As a city, Lawrence has studied housing twice since 1993. Both times we concluded we have an extreme affordable housing crisis. Like other cities who have solved this problem, we know that the solution is to invest seed money as a community. Isiah's family is living proof that this is a great investment: their new home will remain permanently affordable; for every dollar the city put in, four more dollars in other funding were leveraged; jobs were created; and most importantly, lives were changed.
Click here to learn more about Lawrence's affordable housing proposal on the ballot this November, and sign our voter pledge.