Tag Archives: housing and urban development

“If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to afford a decent place to live”

…sounds great, right?

This motto belongs to the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, an affordable housing advocacy group covering a vast and diverse state.  The group’s motto is really significant, not just because it sounds good, but because it’s something that everybody can get behind. Continue reading

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Can the government do a better job?

The federal government has an incredibly mixed record on affordable housing.  High-rise public housing and urban renewal are notorious cases, while certain housing vouchers and tax-credits have supported low-income renters and buyers.  Across all programs, a major conceptual debate rages: do governments have the capacity to do anything about affordable housing?
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