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Create more affordable housing

Oregon is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. It’s going to take state, federal, and local leaders working together to help solve the housing crisis and get people off the streets and into safe, supportive housing. In Congress, I’m advocating for individuals and families who are housing-insecure, including the millions of Americans facing eviction or foreclosure as a result of the pandemic. I support legislation that will produce more than 3 million new affordable housing units and reduce rents nationwide. A living wage, job training opportunities, and universal health care will also help address homelessness. And Congress must increase funding for behavioral health services and addiction treatment, as well as other social safety net programs that support those on the brink of homelessness.

With partners in the Biden Administration, I am also working to provide first-time homebuyers with mortgage down payment assistance to help address the racist history of housing discrimination. Equity must be central to expanding access to housing because everyone deserves a safe place to live.

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Meet Suzanne

Suzanne knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. She worked her way through community college, university, and law school. She started her career at Legal Aid and worked as a consumer rights attorney. Throughout her career she’s been a leading advocate for public education, protecting the environment, and civil rights. She’s fighting for a better future for all Oregonians.

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