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EVERYONE DESERVES A HAPPY HOME

Housing For All is a community-wide movement to ensure tenants and property owners are aware of their rights and comply with this legislation. 

We are committed to transforming the landscape of housing by championing equity, affordability, and dignity. Spearheaded by Councilmember Shayla Favor, our initiative saw the historic passing of the "Housing For All" legislative package in 2021.

 

This groundbreaking effort focuses on dismantling systemic barriers to fair housing, providing protections for renters against income discrimination, offering flexible security deposit options, and ensuring landlords issue rent receipts.

 

Our mission is rooted in the belief that safe, stable, and quality housing is a fundamental human right essential for the physical, mental, and economic well-being of every individual. Despite the challenges of a housing shortage and deep-rooted disparities, we are unwavering in our commitment to continue advocating for and implementing policies that ensure housing accessibility and rights for all. 

Options | Transparency | Dignity 

We all deserve safe, stable, and quality housing. This is critical to the stabilization and security of our families.

 

Quality housing plays a monumental role in our physical and mental health, access to education, economic success, and our overall quality of life. We are dealing with a shortage of affordable and available housing, further exposing the many disparities our residents are facing and the dire tipping point we have reached. 

Yet and still the fact that housing is a human right remains a polarizing hot topic. Our most vulnerable and marginalized communities are at greater risk. This isn't new and it won't disappear right away. 

The original Housing For All package was just the beginning and there is more work to be done. We are continuing our efforts, passing new legislation that will introduce more housing policies and programming for ALL of our residents. 

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Councilmember Shayla Favor

Housing Committee Chair

JASMINE

“[My property owner] didn’t want to come in and fix anything. He would always say someone’s coming but… they never reply back, they never come. I called City Code Enforcement, they found a lot of violations.”

NICOLE

“The [housing] voucher was presented to me, but I had to turn it down because I could not find a property owner that would accept my income source.

 

When property owners discriminate against reliable and lawful income sources, it makes it harder for renters to find the housing they need to thrive in our community."

TONYA

"The last person I spoke with, [the security deposit] was going to be close to five thousand dollars--if that could be broken down into six months, that takes a lot of stress off."

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