SECOND STEP MEETS WITH LEGISLATORS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE HOUSING TRUST FUND

§ February 23rd, 2011 § Filed under Housing § Tagged , , , , , , , , § No Comments

We wanted to meet with legislators in Olympia, WA to say thank you for the work they do on behalf of Southwest Washington and advocate for the Housing Trust Fund.

Julie DeSmith, founding Director of YW Housing, and Debby Dover, Executive Director of Second Step Housing

Our message was clear….Restore the Housing Trust Fund. This program provides the vital funding to create and re-hab affordable housing. Local funds paired with the HTF dollars help construct affordable projects in Vancouver, WA and keep them affordable.

There are three key points to be made…

1. Helps developers creates much needed affordable housing.
2. Job Creation, …adds about 7200 good jobs in the state.
3. Economic Stimulus, Provides a revenue stream, construction is taxed.

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