Affordable housing is Keith’s top issue. He’s worked hard at the planning commission to make sure affordable housing protections are included in every new zoning change and throughout Shoreline’s regulations. And, he’s committed to partnering with nonprofit organizations to develop as much truly low-income housing as we can.
Affordable housing isn’t just an issue for the very poor. Middle income families, even those earning as much as 100% of the Average Median Income, pay far too much of their income on housing. Keeping that worrying trend under control requires a combination of regulations requiring that affordable units be built in every new development, funds for construction of very low income housing, and a commitment to measured, smart growth that protects neighborhood character while still allowing new unit creation.