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Kirt comments on LOFT Housing Report: ‘We have a clear need’

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement Wednesday following a meeting of the Oversight Committee for the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency. Committee members, including Kirt, reviewed a report regarding the Oklahoma Housing Finance Authority.

“The top line is that rising housing costs mean we can’t help as many people,” Kirt said. “We know the waitlist for housing vouchers is too long and people are needing to use these vouchers for longer and longer periods of time because there are no other options in their price range. We have a clear need for more housing for individuals and families with very low incomes and those who work anywhere near the minimum wage. I’m glad the state is investing millions to incentivize new, high-quality rental housing, but we have to ensure new units are affordable for the range of wages in each community.”


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