Dear Granite City Neighbors,
We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and I hope you and yours are enjoying this wonderful time of the year. As the colder temperatures set in, it’s important to remember that it’s difficult for some to be “home for the holidays” as our state faces a housing crisis.
Young families are struggling to afford their starter homes. Seniors are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of property taxes. Too many people are living on the streets and in encampments. We’ve done an incredible amount of work at the legislature to address the issues we face in this area - including passing a historic $1 billion Housing Budget - but there’s more to be done.
To that end, I hope you can join me on Tuesday, December 5, for a Town Hall on Lowering the Cost of Housing that I’m hosting. I’m excited to share that I’ll not only be joined by our Housing Chair Michael Howard, but also St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Hudda Ibrahim of Filsan Talent Partners.