Re: Calculating the Cost of Building Affordable Housing
From: Brian Bartholomew (
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:36:42 -0800 (PST)
> You're the developer now, with full control over your costs and rents.

Full control?  Ok, then I'll decide to install premanufactured Katrina
cottages with a shotgun shack floorplan, the best ones which cost only
$60K, are LEED certified, and don't offgas formaldehyde to the
interior.  Wait, that's illegal!  I don't have full control.  The city
council says I can't do Katrina cottages because it will lower
property values.  Yes it will, that was the whole point.

The web spreadsheet is a magician's forced choice, because the only
legislative change allowed is to raise taxes.  If you want affordable
housing, elect a local legislature that will permit lowering property values.


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