Broward housing costs are going up

We have a harsh reality to face here in Florida: We are currently in a housing crisis that is affecting citizens across all class levels. Rents are too high, wages are too low, and because of this disparity too many people are struggling to survive.

I am steadfast in my belief that AFFORDABLE housing is a universal basic human right.

No person should have to devote their entire livelihood working to make just enough for rent or their mortgage. Unfortunately, this is exactly what we are seeing across the state.

Data released by the FIU Metropolitan Center shows 30% of renters in Broward County spend half or more of their income on rent and utilities. Working full-time and making minimum wage is simply not enough.

We must band together to provide for the most vulnerable among us, and ensure that we are holding elected officials, developers, and community stakeholders accountable for providing the support and resources needed to begin reversing this crisis. 

Housing is not a privilege; it is a right and a basic need. Our campaign will work to ensure this need is met. Please stand with us in this fight by making a contribution to help us win this state senate seat: Give $5, $15, $25, or any amount of your choosing.

—Emma Collum