Minnesota Votes for Housing 2020
Candidate responses in italics.
Name: Jennifer Schultz
Legislative District: 7A
1: A national poll in May 2020 found that 78% of the public believes our elected leaders are not putting enough attention on people’s need for help to pay for their housing during the coronavirus outbreak. What do you believe is the role of government in ensuring everyone has access to housing?
The government plays an important role in subsidizing housing for those who need it--both at the federal, state and local levels.
Build more subsidized housing, provide funding to homeless shelters and address health care issues of our homeless population.
Establish a rent fund for individuals who are not able to afford to make rent payments to avoid evictions. Provide court resources to address landlord tenant issues to reduce evictions.