AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable housing should be a humans right! Utahns should not have to be living in the streets or trying to make money on the side to live day-by-day in hotels just to have a place to sleep. With housing prices going up and poverty here to stay, we need to make housing affordable for all! Drastically over the past several years, according to the association's reports. In June 2017, the median home price in Utah County was down to $273,000 and in June 2018 it went up to $315,000. It went up $42,000 within one year! This is not affordable, with the minimum wage sitting at $7.25 per hour since 2008. How can people afford housing? We have to take a stand and let our voices be heard! I will be your voice and I will make sure that affordable housing is a humans right - IT'S YOUR RIGHT!
My proposal
  • Create Affordable Housing Trusts.
  • Engage Big Tech (and Big Businesses).
  • Offer Incentives, Tax Breaks.
  • Revitalize Neighborhoods.
Create Affordable Housing Trusts
Housing trust funds are established, ongoing, and public funding sources for low-income housing developments in both states and cities. Utah currently has a plan in place called the Orlene Walker Housing Loan Fund. In order to get on this plan, you must complete a application with a down payment requirement: A minimum of 3% down payment, of which at least $500 must come from Borrower's own funds. This does not include buying or renting Trailers, manufactured or modular homes. So how does this plan help homeless who cannot afford housing? We can add onto this with a free application fee, if approved than a payment of 3% can be provided by the buyer. This should also include Trailers, manufactured or modular homes as well.
Engage Big Tech and Big Businesses
While the biggest Tech companies, such as Facebook net is worth over $720 Billion as of August 2020 and growing. And Amazon net is worth $1.7 Trillion. Not to mention Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Alphabet, Alibaba Group, Tencent, TSMC, Samsung, Nvidia, Oracle, Comcast, Cisco, Adobe, Verizon, AT&T, Disney, etc. These are just a portion of big tech companies with combined of over $9.98 Trillion in net worth alone. If we have these tech companies who is actually making majority of their money off of our data, and paying literally close to $0 in taxes. Why can they not help us? The american people? We need to Engage these Big Tech companies to pay their fair share and give us our fair share of data worth. We can Engage them in funding to lower costs of housing in local states and cities. I will personally go to each of these companies and say "Look, you either pay us all our fair share of the data and profit you earn from the American people or help us lower the costs of housing." I will use donations to the campaign to have our voices heard.
Offer Incentives, Tax Breaks
Tax incentives are ways of reducing taxes for businesses and individuals in exchange for specific desirable actions or vestments on their parts. Their purpose is to encourage those businesses and individuals to engage in behavior that is socially responsible and/or benefits the community. With that being said, we can lower taxes on businesses and individuals. How will this help to lower housing? Well first: Lowering taxes on housing with Tax Incentives will lower the overall housing costs and make it affordable for all.
Revitalize Neighborhoods
Residents of a community know their hopes and dreams for their neighborhoods. Safe while walking down the street in their neighborhoods, affordable homes, a safe community they know that they are respected and their kids are safe, a school where our children are safe and students thrive, a food market with fresh fruits and vegetables, a place where we all can thrive for Humanity's neighborhood revitalization work. A place where the government can work with locally residents, community leaders and organizations to improve the lives of the people who live in the neighborhood. This is exactly what I will thrive for as serving for you "The People" in the U.S. Senate. The residents of a neighborhood has the right to feel safe. We can rebuild this Revitalization and build it better than before. Local neighborhoods can be much affordable and we can make this all happen, if we stand up together, speak up and let our voices be heard. In today's local communities, we see that each community, a bank, grocery store in one, a youth center in another, walking trails, home repairs and community gardens in yet another. We can change all of this. The possibility is there, we just have to reach for it. Together we can reach, and make this happen!

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