Minnesota Housing Partnership Candidate Questionnaire (supported by Homes for All)
Candidate responses in italics.
Name: Margaret Stokely
City/Town: St. Paul
Legislative District: 65B
District Issues: How would you characterize the housing needs in your district, for both renters and for homeowners?
taxes are too high services are not good for residents
Availability of Affordable Housing: More than 25% of households in Minnesota pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing, meaning they must sacrifice in other areas like food and medicine to make ends meet. What steps will you take to encourage the production of more affordable homes?
less "affordable" housing which is still out of the reach of the poor!
Workers: A full-time minimum wage worker cannot afford a one-bedroom apartment in any county in Minnesota — and many of the fastest growing jobs are in low-wage industries. What investments or policy would you champion to address the growing gap between what workers can afford and housing costs?
why is the cost of living so high in this remote state?