Letter Renter’s tax credit would make housing more affordable

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The article headlined “State’s poorest renters hurt most by affordable housing shortage, report says” [IBJ.com, March 24] emphasizes the urgency for Congress to address the housing crisis, which is hurting millions of Americans, including hardworking individuals such as nurses and EMS/EMT workers.

It is imperative for Congress to prioritize the housing crisis and provide solutions that benefit all Americans, particularly those who are vital to our society.

One viable solution is the implementation of a renter’s tax credit, which would reduce the financial burden of rent and utilities for low-income families, ensuring they have access to safe and stable housing without sacrificing their basic needs. Moreover, a renter’s tax credit could prove to be a more practical and cost-effective alternative to constructing affordable housing, which can be expensive andtime-consuming.•


Sarah Miller

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