Category Archives: Affordable Housing

“Affordable housing” is NOT affordable

“Affordable housing” is a clever code word for those who demand more of it. “Affordable housing” does not refer to any housing in the private rental market that might actually be affordable to its tenants (yes, such affordable privately-owned rental … Read More ““Affordable housing” is NOT affordable”

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Homelessness Up

Officials and nonprofit leaders keep pursuing the same old housing strategy for the poor – try to get more tax money to build more subsidized housing – in the face of glaring statistics that it simply does not work. What … Read More “Homelessness Up”

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How the government killed affordable housing

By John O. Norquist – Mayor of Milwaukee and a Democrat.  Adapted from his book The Wealth of Cities: Revitalizing the Centers of American Life.

A big-city politician deplores government intrusion into housing and urges cooperation with private owners

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Section 8 vouchers bring drug problems that are hard to get rid of

One landlord – we won’t identify him or where he lives to avoid retaliation – is fed up with 15 years of drug activity and misbehavior by some tenants on section 8 vouchers living in his neighborhood. The city housing … Read More “Section 8 vouchers bring drug problems that are hard to get rid of”

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Government housing in America

The costly new way: Garfield Place

Garfield Place: Affordable For Whom?

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Just a few blocks from famous Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Garfield Street, lies a juicy prime commercial lot in Cambridge. Look … Read More “Government housing in America”

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