Housing tops agenda in several states

Soaring costs are contributing to its move to the center of legislative debates.
Homes, in suburban Salt Lake City, are shown on April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Governors in several states are making housing a top priority this year, as many Americans struggle to make rent or afford to buy a home.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek (D) and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) are among the state leaders pushing to increase homeless shelter capacity, subsidize low-income housing and make home building cheaper and easier.

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