Press Release: Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Bipartisan Package of Affordable Housing Legislation

Office of Governor Tony Evers
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Bipartisan Package of Affordable Housing Legislation
Audio File of Radio Address.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address on the five bipartisan bills signed last week to help expand access to safe, affordable housing for working families. The legislation is critical to supporting the state’s workforce and maintaining the state’s economic momentum. More information can be found here.

Hey there, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

The need for affordable housing is one of the issues I hear most about as I travel across our state—it’s also an issue that connects the dots between some of the most pressing challenges facing our state today.

Simply put: expanding access to safe, stable, and affordable housing is a key part of our work to support kids and families, bolster our state’s workforce and economy, and ensure our communities continue to grow and thrive.

It’s also about connecting the dots—when Wisconsinites have access to affordable housing, we can make sure our kids can focus on their studies and not where they're going to sleep at night; we can make sure we can recruit and retain talented students and workers; we can make sure folks have a safe, reliable place to recover from substance use disorder, overcome mental health challenges, and reenter our communities.

That’s why I was proud to sign a package of five bipartisan bills to address some of the many issues that we face when it comes to affordable housing, including supporting the development of more workforce housing and ensuring that the housing we have is safe, sanitary, and well-maintained.

I look forward to more bipartisan opportunities to work together to address our state’s long-standing housing needs and build the future we want for our kids, our workforce, and our state. Thank you.
An online version of this release is available here.