We hold that even brief consideration of the implications posed by lack of affordable housing call for a deliberate and holistic community response. Although understanding the nature of wicked problems described previously makes clear that we face a complex and daunting challenge, the alternative responses can be reduced to the simplest terms.
At this critical point in time, we face the choice to sit on our hands or put them to work collectively.
We can stay the course with current laws, policies, institutional structures, and fragmented solutions. Or we can leverage our region’s reputation for innovation and exploration to meet the complexity of the housing crisis.
We do not mean to imply that nothing is being done. Recent attention at the local and state levels bodes well for launching a comprehensive, multisector initiative designed to sustain itself and adapt as wicked problems themselves are known to evolve.
Even if reluctantly and with candor in your uncertainty, raise your hands and pioneer the change needed to FACE THE HOUSING CRISIS.
Let’s work together to Face The Housing Crisis™
We’re looking for at least 812 people – to represent each Orange & Osceola neighborhood – to raise their hand to address this crisis.