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Housing Policy

Housing Policy: Issues

Regulate Rent Price Increases


Rent control provides stability and affordability for renters in a time where rent prices have grown out of control. In the brief below, we set out various policies that will help curb this exponential growth and bring affordable housing options to the residents of Michigan.

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Support First-Time Home Buyers


In the brief below, we advocate for the expansion of existing programs like Down Payment Assistance as well as the introduction of First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credits, Homeowner Tax Benefits, Rent-to-Own Programs, Community Land Trusts, and Universal Basic Homeownership. Housing is a human right and this our plan to make it more accessible for first-time home buyers.

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Expand Housing Stability Programs


Programs that we believe can help assist the burden that so often comes with housing include: Universal Rent Supplement, Income-Linked Rent, the Decriminalization of Homelessness, and the expansion of Community Housing Organizations. In this brief, we summarize these policies and go in depth into how they can be applied in our cities.

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