STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS 

“The increase of neighborhoods – with the often and under-reported and uncounted overcrowding – draws attention to an important condition that is typically overlooked in the overall conversation of the city’s housing crisis.  When we talk about homelessness and a lack of affordable housing – which is a problematic subjective term within itself – we often forget to think of the households where families are doubling and tripling up to afford rent. This is an issue that spans all demographics. For example, it’s not uncommon to have 3 or 4 young professionals living together in a small apartment to afford rent in this city. Not only is this not practical, but it’s also unsafe. My hope is that these figures help paint a true picture of what life is like for many people in this city, and help create income-targeted housing for all.”