Currently, we’re not creating the number of homes we need and we haven’t for decades. This shortage limits choices and increases prices for people across the state. Too often, we see it pushes families, seniors, and young professionals farther away from their jobs, schools, communities, and networks to afford a roof over their heads. Without enough affordable homes near the places we go every day, outward sprawl continues to exacerbate traffic as people travel longer distances to get where they need to go.
Jarred, along with Rachel Heller of CHAPA, co-wrote “Add homes at train stops, reduce traffic” for CommonWealth Magazine on Jan. 3, 2020.