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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mail on the Housing Trust

One of the Washington State budget items under assault is the housing trust.  I have received mail from Senator Ed Murray in response to my writing him.

Dear Joseph

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Housing Trust Fund. I agree that this is a worthy investment that addresses housing and homelessness needs and also provides the jobs and local stimulus that our communities need to thrive. And I share concerns that budget reductions to services like the Housing Trust Fund will have a negative impact on vulnerable citizens. 

Maintaining funds for building affordable housing for families struggling with unemployment is crucial. Now more than ever we need to continue supporting efforts that will move us toward ending to homelessness and create jobs in our communities.

I remain committed to supporting funds for the Housing Trust Fund in the Senate budget to the extent possible given our economic recession.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share this priority. Please don't hesitate to contact my office with any further questions or comments.


Edward B. Murray 
State Senator 
43rd District 

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