The Review Journal’s Feb.12 editorial, “Keep government out of housing,” asserts that government should not have a role in solving the housing affordability problem in Nevada. The assertion that the “simple” solution to the problem is “roommates” insults many families and seniors in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. While getting a roommate may work for young, new entrants into the workforce — a strategy I used until I was 30 — it is not a real solution to the problem.
To be clear, the availability of affordable workforce and senior housing is a serious issue that our community currently faces. It will continue to worsen without action. Continue reading “COMMENTARY: Affordable housing a vital issue for Southern Nevada”