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Musings on affordability

We often hear the “30% of income” statistic used to define housing affordability. This is clearly inadequate. No one statistic will recognize our wide variables in lifestyle and situation. A suitable housing cost can be very different, for example, if … Continue reading

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Incentive zoning draws a crowd and strange bedfellows

Incentive zoning to create affordable housing had a lengthy public hearing tonight. Labor likes incentive zoning saying that “development left unchecked [will] widen the gap between rich and poor.” That doesn’t sound very “pro-development.” But Steve Williamson from UFCW Local … Continue reading

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