Lykins: I’m reconsidering my views about affordable housing

Posted 6/21/22

All people need an affordable place to live.

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Lykins: I’m reconsidering my views about affordable housing


All people need an affordable place to live.

There is much debate in Surprise over affordable housing.

Affordable housing is not low-income housing. My son, who is a firefighter, moved to Liberty Hill, Texas, with his wife and three children. He told me he was moving into affordable housing in Liberty Hill. I had great reservations and apprehension when he said this.

I too thought this was low-income housing and I was prepared for the worst because of the type of housing I had seen in the past. I went to visit. Immaculate grounds, clean safe looking place. I could not believe how nice his apartment was inside.

Because of affordable housing, my son was able in five years to save up for a house and move out. If not for affordable housing, my son would have never been able to do this.

I reconsidered my thinking on affordable housing after seeing it first hand and how much it helped my son and potentially other people.