Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham is talking business now after getting into a verbal scuffle with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. This time, Congresswoman Graham is tackling affordable housing, and she explains that “When I get into office I am going to take a hard look at where we are spending our resources, and what we need to do. I’m not naive. I know it’s going to be tough. There are going to be a lot of challenges Florida has not faced in a very long time, and housing is one of them. We’re going to have to be creative about how we get resources into communities to begin to immediately address these shortages.”
In a new release, she went after Republicans, commenting that “The Republicans who control Tallahassee have stolen more than $2 billion of Floridians’ tax dollars from the affordable housing trust to pay for their own special projects. If more of the politicians in Tallahassee spent a day working to construct affordable housing, they’d see just how much more we could accomplish working together on progressive solutions to help Florida families. They’d quit stealing from the trust fund and invest in Florida.”
Businessman and Democratic opponent Chris King has also mentioned affordable housing as a main concern in his campaign.