Trump’s top economic adviser said people don’t buy homes thanks to the MID. He’s right – so why do we still have it?
Gail Radford’s Modern Housing for America has me thinking about why we have a system that subsidizes personal home ownership, and what that means for inequality and the economy. It’s not great.
Gentrification can be complicated. A white woman looking to make a buck off the results of systemic racism and urban disinvestment isn’t.
Market rate development is an important tool for fighting for affordability. But have we focused on it at the expense of developing the other necessary tools?
When we focus on demand-side approaches to housing affordability, we inevitably tell low income residents that a lack of public services is in their best interest. That’s unacceptable.
Supporting Main Street is a penny-foolish but pound-wise way of structuring local economies.