I believe that providing access to good jobs, transportation options, and strong schools are the building blocks for family success.  By creating more affordable housing in our most amenity-rich areas, we're committing to a better, more prosperous future for the people of Nashville.  I believe in incentives to assist developers in deciding to build affordable homes where otherwise they would not.  Over the past several years I have been studying affordable housing and looking into all the different options to help deal with this issue.  I am on the Affordable Housing Committee and we are working on submitting a Council bill that hopefully will solve a lot of our housing deficiency, but we are going to need help from the State to achieve the desires we all need.  This is another reason why I have decided to run for State.