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.
Join Justice Matters on March 30 for the Nehemiah Assembly where we will propose real solutions to the shortage of affordable housing.