Re: Unaffordable Housing: What it costs to rent a 2 Br Apt
From: Brian Bartholomew (bartholomew.brianyahoo.com)
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:07:11 -0700 (PDT)
Expensive housing is an explicit goal of government planning.

> subsidized units which is the main way housing can be made more
> affordable in the US.

Should read "is" instead of "can be", as subsidy is one policy choice
among many.  Other possible policy choices including repealing zoning
which mandates minimum feature levels, so that a less expensively
built house is legal.  For instance, when the factory-built Katrina
cottages were being offered I saw one particularly nice model for
$45,000, which was certified LEED something and was adorable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_Cottage

        A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pilot program
        accommodating 900 Mississippi coast families encountered
        strong opposition from local government officials opposed to
        permanent small housing units, fearing they would lower
        property values.

Expensive housing is an explicit goal of government planning.

Brian

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