I was fortunate to have grown up in a strong and stable community in Idaho, and I have always dreamed of providing my family the same opportunity. From a young age, the importance of a strong family and community was instilled in me, and I will be forever grateful.
I have been working for a few years while saving my money so I too can invest in a community and home, just as my parents did. But I am becoming incredibly frustrated by the shortage of housing options and sky-high home prices. It concerns me that, as a first-time home buyer, I am being priced out of the housing market.
The shortage of homes, which is contributing to the surge in pricing, needs to be addressed. Our elected leaders in Washington must understand that more credit and investors are essential to a functioning housing market, especially if we want to ensure that all housing needs are met.
I am depending on my federal representatives in Idaho to lead the fight to reform the housing finance system. It could make the difference for many would-be first-time home buyers like me.
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Cameron Kinzer, Boise