Where is the City's Commitment to Public Housing Beyond Sending a Letter?
Current Mayor Betsy Hodges joined other big-city mayors in signing a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson asking him to restore federal funding for public housing across the nation.
As far as we can tell, that is all the city has done under her reign.
It’s not enough to just sign on with other mayors and yell about proposed cuts. Public housing has been underfunded for years and Mayor Hodges has failed to lead on the issue. We need solutions that finally invest in this critical infrastructure, not score political points for "resistance."
The petition initiated by Mattie Henderson and me isn't just getting names on a sheet of paper. The petition is just the beginning. By going into the community with all the resources of my campaign behind me and engaging with citizens on this issue, I aim to get people involved -- whether they reside in public housing or not. I aim to build a coalition of like-minded citizens, leaders, and organizations to create a force too powerful for the federal government to ignore. Join us at: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-4849440090005960192