Did you know that 43% of renters in Sandy Springs are paying more than 30% of their income on housing?
These affordable housing issues ARE ALSO racial equity issues because 40% of our population is non-white, and many of our neighbors who live in apartment communities are struggling to make their rent payments.
Since the lack of economic mobility stems from the lack of affordable housing, Sandy Springs Together has been advocating to correct this relationship. This past Thursday, Oct. 8, we hosted our first ever Candidate Forum to discuss these important issues in our community.
This forum was moderated by award-winning journalist Donna Lowry, and featured candidates from each state house district that represents Sandy Springs.
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The biggest way YOU can make an impact right now is to VOTE!
This is the most important Election Year to date, so we would encourage you to take the time to watch the Candidate Forum and get a more informed idea of who to vote for.
If you missed the live stream, click here to watch the recording on YouTube.
It is rare to get 90 minutes of detailed discussion on a single “hot topic” issue from these busy people, so we cannot thank them enough.
Rep. Matt Wilson, Rep. Josh McLaurin, Candidate Shea Roberts, and Candidate Sara Tindall Ghazal provided incredible insight into their platforms and plans in regards to 3 major areas:
- State funding for affordable housing
- Protecting existing safe, decent affordable housing
- The referenda on the current ballot as they relate to affordable housing
Please take the time to listen to their thoughts and ideas on how the state can support cities in taking action to make housing more affordable for families of all income ranges.
This is a golden opportunity to find out which candidate deserves your vote.