Housing

  

Anne has worked on housing projects for over 30 years, helping to develop more than 1,000 units of affordable housing statewide. Time and time again she has seen that better low and moderate income housing is one of the best investments a community can make as neighborhoods are revitalized, people take pride in their homes, and new commerce develops. On the Common Council Anne will work to:

  • Continue and enhance programs that help low and moderate income families get the affordable loans they need to repair their homes.
  • Support current city efforts to establish a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that can make small business loans and first mortgage loans of $50,000 or less to qualified borrowers.
  • Make a plan to better address the problems of the homeless that includes improved social services and an increase in the supply of permanent supportive housing 
  • Require new apartment construction to meet energy efficiency standards so tenants are not shocked with excessively high utility bills
  • Increase the supply of affordable rental housing by requiring that developers have at least some affordable apartments in all new developments that receive city subsidies.
  • Look for new opportunities to form collaborative partnerships between the city and Notre Dame such as the current Bowman Creek Project that is working to restore the creek and surrounding neighborhood to their former glory. 


Anne's viewpoint piece in the South Bend Tribute expands on her plan to develop more quality affordable housing in the city.  https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/opinion/viewpoint/viewpoint-south-bend-needs-an-effective-housing-production-strategy/article_bcb27fee-4519-5440-8d03-55075c53daf7.html 

Solar panels on a house in South Bend Mutual Homes, Anne's award-winning project

Solar panels on a house in South Bend Mutual Homes, Anne's award-winning project