Affordable and accessible housing for seniors and families on limited income is a priority issues as your State Representative for Twin Falls Dist. 25. I had the honor of meeting David and his caregiver today. They registered to vote for the first time and will be voting in the upcoming election. He gave me permission to share his story. David is a single father of two, struggling to find affordable, or accessable housing in Twin Falls. After surviving an accident leaving him paralyzed, he was overwhelmed with medical bills and finding a place to live. He has been on a waiting list for over two years!! Currently 90% of his disability check goes to rent an tiny apartment that is NOT accessible.
Each time you submit an application for housing it cost at least $25. How can someone on disability income afford these applications fees with $60 to survive with after paying rent? We need better public policy at the State level to protect families on limited income, seniors, veterans and individuals living with disabilities who are preyed and taken advantage of in their housing struggle. Idahoans have been prices out of the housing and renting market with out of State residents moving in who can afford the inflated prices. This housing crisis, price gouging, lack of housing options and homelessness is the reality for families in the Magic Valley are face.
Read about my platforms on www.liyahbabayan.com. What David, veterans, seniors, students, and other limited income families experience in accessing housing is unacceptable. Every family deserves a decent place to live in, without choosing between rationing food, heat or medicine. #ThePeopleFirst #VoteBabayan #IndependentCandidate #StateRepresentative #TwinFallsDist25 #November8