The Intertwine Alliance’s Affordable Housing Efforts

The Intertwine Alliance’s Affordable Housing Efforts

On September 25, The Intertwine Alliance hosted an event to educate our partners about the affordable housing bond that will be on the ballot this November, and to make connections between it and our sector’s ongoing work.

When Metro made the leap to take on funding affordable housing in such a significant way, there were many questions from the conservation/recreation community about how the work fits with Metro’s other priorities, its commitment to the environment, and ultimately to our sector’s focus on the natural world. Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick started the evening with a clear statement about the need for housing throughout Metro’s three counties and how housing must be everyone’s concern. She also made it clear that Metro is perfectly positioned to assist in tackling this challenge in an equitable way, given its ability to reach across the entire region and to use this effort to leverage even more funding.

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