August 15th Meet and Greet Recap
Yesterday, I stopped by Holmes Park Village in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood to speak with voters.
The residents of Holmes Park Village had questions about various types of public assistance, including Section 8, which I was more than happy to address.
On Section 8 vouchers:
A: A tight rental market is tough on section 8. Project-based assistance means we can create more units for low income people— Tom Hoch (@TomHochMpls) August 15, 2017
I favor project-based assistance because it delivers assistance in a different way, allows the city ensure that the buildings are well kept.— Tom Hoch (@TomHochMpls) August 15, 2017
On Medicare and Medicaid Spend-down requirements:
A: Programs like Medicare and Medicaid are not city-led but as mayor I can act as an advocate at state and federal levels.— Tom Hoch (@TomHochMpls) August 15, 2017
The residents also had questions about the police department. I explained that my existing relationship with Medaria Arradondo.
When I was at MPHA, Rondo was a rookie cop. He was with the 1st precinct when I worked downtown. I have known him for a long time.— Tom Hoch (@TomHochMpls) August 15, 2017
I enjoyed meeting the engaged voters at Holmes Park Village...and their canine companions!