Re: Unaffordable Housing: What it costs to rent a 2 Br Apt
From: Brian Bartholomew (
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:38:31 -0700 (PDT)
Sharon Villines writes:

> We need low income housing, but I think a better way to get it than
> subsidy is to design better housing options and not use codes to
> restrict low income housing.

I recently saw a video taken of a tent city along a paved bike trail
next to the Santa Ana river in California.  Easily several hundred
people living there.  The primary construction materials were tents
and tarps.  No plumbing, sewage is dumped in the river.

Every construction site has to have a portable chemical toilet, but
those aren't allowed here?  What would happen if a federation of
church groups decided to pay the rental of 50 portapotties?

What prevents the creation of campground-style toilet and shower
buildings to collect and process sewage and graywater properly?  Or
the next step up from a tent, the yurt?  Only zoning, which bans the
lower tiers of housing price.  To fix it, the city council could spend
one meeting passing a one page law repealing the zoning bans.


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