Working families are the lifeblood of our community and the backbone of our economy. Unfortunately, skyrocketing housing costs make it difficult for this essential part of our community to buy or rent a home in Falmouth. Teachers, first responders, and workers in the tourism and service industry keep this town running. People who work in Falmouth deserve the opportunity to live here. We need to be creative in finding new options to fund affordable housing and to work collaboratively with developers. In addition to identifying sites for new housing, we should also consider renovating current units to alleviate the housing shortage.