extras | renters

Renters

It’s good to see folks talking about the issues of transit, poverty segregation and the benefits of communities having housing opportunities for all of the people who want to live in a neighborhood not just those who can bid the highest. I am not surprised to see residents (likely McMansion owners) oppose affordable rental apartments. It is part of that “I got mine. You have to work to get yours even if the system is stacked against you” mentality.

Read the article Rentals help with area’s economic integration.

Williams writes “While more progressive communities require a percentage of affordable housing in new developments, our region resists breaking up entrenched pockets of poverty and affluence.” I can’t help but picture him pointing to San Francisco, my home for the last six years, and saying to all the NIMBYs here “see it can be done. you can all live in the same neighborhood!”

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