Lincoln residents discuss affordable housing with City Council

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln residents and a local organization came to the City Council meeting on Monday night and talked about an issue that is important to many: affordable housing.

“People are struggling,” Lincoln resident Chelsea Egenberger said. “I see it every day on my block. I see it everywhere I go in the city. And if they don’t have a place to live, how will they ever be able to reach their full potential?”

Collective Impact Lincoln said one simple action the city can take to start making a difference is ending source of income discrimination when people apply for housing.

An example of that would be a landlord not accepting Section 8.

Community members also said it is getting harder for people to afford housing, as everything else is getting more expensive.

Residents at the meeting hope the discussion opens the doors to more conversation in the future.

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