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A housing conversation


Last updated 7/18/2018 at Noon

What image pops into your mind when you hear “affordable housing”?

Is it of a large complex of run-down apartments occupied by the poor and unemployed who rely on government subsidies for their housing? If so, I encourage you to consider a more accurate picture of what affordable housing really is.

First, affordable housing is not only located in large apartment buildings and not necessarily subsidized.

It can be a market-rate duplex or modest apartments over a commercial first floor, or even a detached single-family residence. These all can be “affordable” if you don’t have to...

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