Speech to Text for HAC Working To Solve Housing Crisis
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crisis has continued to increase but today the city of medford met to discuss reforms that could bring change. the housing advisory committee, made up of builders, developers, employers, not for profit housing developers and other community leaders have developed over 30 recommendations for the city council to review -- all of which are centered around bringing more affordable housing to the rogue valley by making it easier for developers to consruct residental projects in the valley. the committee looked at the need to provide housing accross the board -- for multi-family and single-family homes with an emphasis on housing that is affordable for families that are bringing in about 60-thousand dollars a year. matt says: we're trying to find strategies that are going to help us produce more particular kinds of housing that we just don't have enough of right now now the meeting today was a study session in which the committee meets and fine tunes thier recommendations before presenting them to the city council in an upcoming meeting on feb. 15th. if these recommendations were to be approved then the changes will obviously take time but the city of medford planning director, matt brinkley says that he is hopeful that by this time next year they would have a working system in place that would bring in more housing developments. matt says: medford and throughout the entire rogue valley and that problem is just getting worse it's more and more the housing committee still has a long road ahead of them but they are hoping the reform discussed today and in future meetings will bring affordable housing to the valley. in medford, alicia rubin, newswatch 12. [a13]raise the roof-fs newswatch 12