Category Archives: Solutions

SPOA Newsletter January 2021

The January 2021 issue of the SPOA Newsletter is posted here.

Open the economy, end the moratoriums. Read about opening up the economy soon so that service workers get reemployed and can pay their rents, allowing the eviction moratoriums to … Read More “SPOA Newsletter January 2021”

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Tenant right to counsel: Sounds nice. Destroys housing.

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Four Quick Ways to Create More Units with Lower Rents

In this time of serious crisis, we need a way to respond rapidly to the need for more housing with lower rents, so that renters can reduce their rents effectively as their personal financial situation requires.

Some laws and regulations … Read More “Four Quick Ways to Create More Units with Lower Rents”

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‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal

A zoning proposal

In light of the density issue, we suggest limited re-zoning for these smaller units in existing housing, to create what we may call “little communities.” Rezoning for smaller units could be limited to along public transportation routes … Read More “‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal”

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The density issue

Unused spaces in basements, attics, and garages are widely available for smaller units, as are large apartments that can be subdivided. The potential new supply of smaller units, then, is very large and could increase population density far more than … Read More “The density issue”

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