Sinema Discusses Solutions to Arizona’s Affordable Housing Shortage with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Mar 23, 2023

Sinema highlighted her focus on delivering lasting, common sense solutions to the challenges impacting housing availability and affordability

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted a meeting with members of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) to discuss lasting solutions to the shortage of affordable and available housing options across Arizona.
“Right now, too many Arizona families struggle to find quality, affordable housing. As rent and home prices continue to rise, I’ll keep working to address the affordable housing shortage and help everyday Arizonans feel secure,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee.
Sinema heard from members of NAHREP about their priorities and how they can work together to address their needs and better provide for Arizona families. Specifically, Sinema discussed lasting solutions to the affordable housing shortage across Arizona and the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Last week, Sinema met with the White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Housing Authorities to discuss solutions to housing affordability and accessibility challenges in tribal communities. Sinema discussed successes with both tribal housing authorities – including how they built more affordable housing units using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) alongside the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), expanding accessible housing options while supporting careers for Tribal members.
Last month, Sinema convened two events with leading housing stakeholders in Phoenix – one focused on homelessness and services, and one around housing supply and affordability. Sinema first toured UMOM, the largest shelter services provider in Maricopa County and saw firsthand how their innovative model provides child care and workforce development alongside shelter services. Afterwards, Sinema brought industry stakeholders and affordability advocates together to assess the market in Arizona, identify supply chain challenges that hold capital investment back, and craft solutions to those challenges.
In January, Sinema led the largest bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators in recent memory to the Southwest border in El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, to see firsthand the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis that Arizona border communities witness every day. During the Congressional delegation, Sinema convened a roundtable with participating U.S. Senators, nonprofits, local law enforcement, and local elected leaders, highlighting the challenges presented by the ongoing border crisis. Sinema vowed to continue her work with solutions-focused colleagues who understand the need to deliver lasting results to solve this challenge.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals is a nonprofit 501(c)6 trade association dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve them. NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 30,000 members in 48 states and over 70 chapters.