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Massachusetts is the third most expensive state to call home. To afford the average one-bedroom apartment, a person needs to earn $27.41 per hour – more than double our current minimum wage. The First Essex District is no exception. Our cost-of-living has risen out of reach of many young people, service and care workers, and seniors – the people enhancing our communities, caring for those in need, and keeping our local economies running. 


In recognition that housing is a basic human right, Amber will advocate for:

  • Changing zoning laws to help advance affordable housing development and smart growth

  • Ensuring seniors can afford to stay in their communities

  • Increasing and reimagining our investment in public housing

  • Making a real commitment to programs designed to help prevent homelessness

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