Overview of the issue

Housing is in crisis across the United States and Indianapolis is not immune. Simply put: for years, housing demand has consistently exceeded available supply in areas all across the country. And it's getting worse.

The underproduction of housing—including the availability of various housing options—causes several detrimental impacts: working individuals and families pay a higher portion of their income for housing and also become more vulnerable to fluctuations in the market or even houselessness. It also means some are required to travel farther to work, education, and other services. This not only adversely impacts people's quality of life, but increases traffic congestion and air pollution.

The City needs to act decisively to ensure that stable, attainable housing remains a reality for Indianapolis residents.

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