Affordable Housing

Every Family Needs a Place to Live!

One day my kids will grow up and move out on their own. I don’t know if they’ll stay close by or move far away, but if they do want to live nearby, I want to make sure that Provo can offer them a place they can afford to live. Right now, that doesn’t always happen. I’ve seen my Provo born-and-bred cousins priced out of their hometown, and I don’t want that to happen to any more of our kids.

Unaffordable housing isn’t just a problem in Provo; it’s a problem statewide. It is past time for the state legislature to enact laws that will allow Utah’s housing supply to finally catch up with demand. At the minimum, we should:

Set statewide standards for basement and outbuilding “mother-in-law” apartments.

Expand the definition of “single-family” housing to include duplexes.

Incentivize municipalities to allow more townhomes, condominiums, and apartment buildings to be built near public transportation corridors.

Assist local governments in providing parks and other amenities near denser housing areas.

Create new financing options for families looking to purchase apartments and condominiums.

If we can do these things, we can look forward to a day when every child raised in Provo can afford to live in their home town when they grow up—if they want to, of course! A vote for Daniel Craig Friend is a vote for affordable housing for your family.

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