THE DEMAND for affordable housing in Marin is great. Wages for all working people have not kept up with rising home prices over the past 30 years, and we see the results every day on our increasingly congested roads and freeways.
A recent report found that over 60 percent of Marin’s workforce lives in another county, in large part because they cannot afford to live here.
A majority of those who commute to Marin for work make less than $40,000 per year.
The workers I’m referring to are teachers, in-home health aides, pharmacists and child-care workers. We need to create housing opportunities that are affordable for the people who play vital roles in our community.
Many people do not realize how many of Marin’s essential workers need affordable housing.
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