I will fight to stabilize our neighborhoods, increase affordable housing options, and create opportunities for home ownership. I will work to create first time homeowner buyer grants for people willing to live in or purchase distressed properties. I will sponsor legislation that will require developers seeking tax credits and taxpayer funded redevelopment grants to set aside a certain number of units in their developments for affordable housing. I will also draft legislation to create a new series of homestead exemptions to decrease the tax burden on seniors, disabled veterans and homeowners. These measures will allow Georgians to have more viable, safe, and secure living options.