Re: Affordable Housing
From: Chuck Harrison (cfharrgmail.com)
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:50:09 -0800 (PST)
"most large municipalities prefer large
size housing because:  1). Greater real estate tax base - bigger homes pay
more in tax.  2). Fewer people that they must provide services to (police,
fire, water etc.) - lower cost."

Politically, what matters is whether people believe the above, not whether
it is true.

On the other hand, some would say this is a myth, for example, see
https://www.strongtowns.org/ . Humans have been urbanizing for millenia,
and certainly one reason is that infrastructure and public services are
provided more efficiently -- at less cost per person -- in denser
development.

Chuck



On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM VAN DEIST <vandeist [at] msn.com> wrote:

> Hi - I’m Van Deist In Venice, FL, and I’m developing small, wheelchair
> accessible cottages for senior singles and couples.
> I hope to create a “pocket neighborhood “ of 6-10 cottages in which to
> house “Neighborly Neighbors” who agree to be interactive and supportive.
> In building my first model in North Port, FL, I discovered that some
> zoning entities require a “ minimum living area” which basically eliminates
> the smaller cottages which are idea for some singles. Sarasota County does
> not require a minimum living area, but the City of North Port does.
>  I’m currently seeking 6-10 contiguous lots in unincorporated Sarasota
> County on which to build 1BR, 1BA, 2BR, 1BA, and 2BR, 2BA cottages of 624
> ft2 - 900 ft2 ranging from $185K - $225K.
> These are smaller, more affordable homes sharing a social interface which
> helps residents combat isolation, give mutual support and share community.
> vandeist [at] msn.com
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:07 AM, Nancy Baughman Csuti <nancycsuti [at] 
> > gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > @Ty - you said "This has nothing to do with intentionally being unfair -
> > it's about
> > economics." I'd like to suggest economics has EVERYTHING to do with being
> > unfair. Capitalism is built on a foundation of unfairness.
> >
> > The rest of your post I agree with 100%. Federal regulations are needed.
> >
> > Nancy in Colorado.
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 6:30 AM Fred-List manager <fholson [at] 
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> >> I can tell you from experience - that most large municipalities prefer
> >> large
> >> size housing because:  1). Greater real estate tax base - bigger homes
> pay
> >> more in tax.  2). Fewer people that they must provide services to
> (police,
> >> fire, water etc.) - lower cost.
> >>
> >> This has nothing to do with intentionally being unfair - it's about
> >> economics.
> >>
> >> The only way for overcoming many of the challenges with building lower
> cost
> >> housing in most municipalities is Federal Regulation that would prohibit
> >> many of the zoning and regulations that prevent housing choice - and to
> >> broaden the mortgage lending industry to be receptive to
> "non-traditional"
> >> construction types (the mortgage industry is locked into the "we only
> loan
> >> money on the same stuff we've been loaning on for the past 50 years -
> >> nothing new thank you").
> >>
> >> Ty
> >>
> >> Ty Albright Project Management
> >> Little Red Hen LLC
> >> 214-336-7952
> >> tmalbright [at] verizon.net
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