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Wyden Talks Housing Bills At Bend Apartments

BEND, OR -- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden was at Bend's Legacy Landing Apartments Tuesday, joined by Mayor Melanie Kebler, and officials from Housing Works and Mosaic Community Health.

The Senior complex was built in part with the federal low-income housing tax credit, along with state and local funds.

“More than 300,000 Oregon households report that after paying rent, they don't have enough left over to afford the basics. So, the reason a program like this is so important, is for seniors, they're not going to get pushed off this economic tight rope,” The Senator said he’s committed to finding solutions for affordable housing, particularly for seniors, through the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. “This would be the largest expansion in history of the low-income housing tax credit. It would help build nearly two million new affordable homes over the next decade.”

The Democrat also has reintroduced his Decent, Affordable, Safe Housing for All… or "DASH act" to address homelessness and housing issues.

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