Northern Nevada is facing one of the worst housing crises in the nation with record breaking pricing, seeing a median housing costs ranging well over $500,000 and rent prices increasing a staggering 91%. The ability to find affordable housing, particularly in the urban areas, has become increasingly difficult--both supply and cost being the worst barriers of entry. The prices of affordable living have gone up while pay has stayed stagnant. Housing needs to be considered a human right in order to ensure people have shelter for the future.
The cost of living versus our average income is horribly disproportional. To combat this I propose the implementation of a renting cap on the amount charged per individual in a given area. This cap will be set based on the average monthly income of renters determined in given counties or parishes.
Finally, I will work to get access and provide the needed resources and spaces to live for our homeless populations. Regardless of why they are homeless, we must do everything we can to support and aid everyone.