Strong Towns: The Immutable Laws of Affordable Housing

Strong Towns: The Immutable Laws of Affordable Housing
May 9, 2017 Joanna Rivas

downloadAffordable housing has become something of a buzzword (or two words) in urban circles over the last few decades. In fact, a veritable movement has arisen in cities with high housing costs, which seeks to ensure that people of all income levels have access to decent housing. A semantic problem has even arisen wherein capital A “Affordable Housing” is different from just plain affordable housing.

I don’t intend to question the motives of the good people working in the Affordable Housing world–they’re doing what they know. But I believe ideas and outcomes are fair game for criticism. To that end, I propose we recognize and understand these rules of affordable housing.

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