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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Ortiz responds to Gov. Hobbs veto of HB 2570

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

March 18, 2024



PHOENIX—Representative Analise Ortiz released the following statement today after Governor Hobbs vetoed House Bill 2570, the Arizona Starter Homes Act.

 

"I am deeply saddened and disappointed in the Governor’s decision to veto the Arizona Starter Homes Act.  HB2570 was a historic bipartisan solution to our state’s housing crisis and it would have created a pathway to the American dream of homeownership that too many Arizonans find themselves locked out of.I am equally frustrated that while other states are proactively addressing housing in an urgent and deliberate manner, Arizona continues to kick the can down the road.  Status quo is clearly not working and believing that things will change without policies like the Arizona Starter Homes Act is, at best, wishful thinking.I don’t know what the Governor’s plan is for housing.  But I do hope that whatever she does have planned includes policies to expand the state’s inventory of modest, starter homes, and homes on small lots—homes that our parents and grandparents purchased many years ago that allowed them to build generational wealth, lay roots in their communities, and break the cycles of poverty."

 

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