Lincolnites: Speak up for affordable housing

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Lincoln has extended the public comment period on the draft Affordable Housing Coordinated Action Plan. Here's how Lincolnites can take advantage of the extra time to make it better.

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Dear neighbor,

As you probably know, on Feb. 28 the city released its draft Affordable Housing Coordinated Action Plan. Its release kicked off a 45-day period for Lincolnites to comment on and make suggestions about the plan. A lot has happened since then, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19 the city canceled public-comment meetings originally planned for this month.

Nancy Petitto

Here’s the good news. This week, the city extended the original 45-day public comment period, which would have ended April 15. A new deadline will be announced in early April. This means Lincolnites have more time amid this disruption to consider the plan and give the city meaningful feedback.

And that’s what we’re asking from you today. To help all Lincolnites secure affordable, adequate housing, you can:

> Learn more at #Housing4Lincoln. Our resource has an easy-to-read summary of the plan’s recommendations and includes our three further recommendations – 1) A feasibility study on inclusionary housing; 2) more proactive code enforcement; and 3) better results with housing vouchers.

> Share your feedback on the plan with us. We’ll include your comments in our official communications with the city, to continue shaping the plan’s final version.

Comment directly to the city. You can view a Feb. 24 presentation, see the full plan, and submit comments directly to the city.

Now more than ever, our voices matter in the fight for housing rights. And now more than ever, it’s time for us all to speak up for our fellow Lincolnites.

Thanks for all that you do!

Nancy Petitto
Program Manager
Collective Impact Lincoln

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