A Republican in favor of affordable housing?

Republican Rep. Robert Dold met with housing advocates July 1 to discuss strategies for erasing affordable housing’s stigma.

Dold has gone against party lines recently to support housing. In 2014, he issued a controversial statement congratulating a Wilmette non-profit on securing a large housing grant (controversial because it meant he supported increasing the number of affordable local units). While many parts of Dold’s district are wealthy, others struggle. His movement away from the stereotypical Republican stance of disinvestment from public assistance programs sets a good example for other conservatives who may be wary about spending money on the poor.

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