• DC

    Apparently the ‘developer’ is being given a tax break to create ‘warehousing’ for poor people. The article clearly states: “The project would provide 37 units of new housing for people with limited incomes…”
    The families will be paying rent which virtually guarantees that they will not be building up equity and thus be stuck in rental housing for the rest of their familial lives, even as the housing gets older.

    With the economy and the political horizon, it is not clear that good jobs will return, and that we will see more ‘quick fix’ solutions for providing housing. This usually defaults to some sort of public housing or subsidy for developers to develop rental units. This scheme helps the developer make money, but he is really building a trap for human families who get stuck there. This is not dealing with poverty, but using the poor to build up the wealth of somebody who obviously already has resources.