Monday, June 27, 2011

Housing vouchers a golden ticket to pricey suburbs

WaPo article here.

I am still on the fence about this article. On one hand, neighborhood stability depends on residents---renters or owners---who care for their property, and in this article, it seems like the woman profiled would be a great neighbor. It also achieves some degree of diversity (at least economically)---no small feat. On the other hand, though, it only occurs because of the inability of others to cope with high mortgage costs, AND continues to sell suburbia as the "American Dream."

More thoughts?

2 comments:

Susy said...

Hey LES! National Housing Conference has an interesting response here: http://www.nhcopenhouse.org/2011/06/misleading-depiction-of-section-8.html

LES said...

Thanks, Susy! Well said :)