Why affordable doesn't mean low income
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 06:24:49 -0700 (PDT)
NYTimes: Down and Out in San Francisco, on $117,000 a Year


> A family of four earning $117,000 a year is now classified as low income in 
> the San Francisco area. This threshold, used to determine eligibility for 
> federal housing assistance, is the highest in the nation — and no surprise.
> Once upon a time in the American West, the most exclusive places — Sun 
> Valley, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, the San Juan Islands in Washington State — were 
> known as “golden ghettos,” an imperfect term used by trendy demographers.
> But now the entire West Coast, from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia, 
> is a string of gilded megalopolises. These are the tomorrow cities, the tech 
> cities, the cities of the young and educated. And each of them is struggling 
> with a prosperity crisis that threatens the very nature of living there.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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