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Reply #75: Good post. More mixed-income housing is needed here. [View All]

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KillCapitalism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 10:54 PM
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75. Good post. More mixed-income housing is needed here.
Near where I live there is a newer housing development of condos, townhomes, and apartments that is mixed-income. This means that middle-class, working class, and working poor all live in the same community. It appears to be working out quite well. I feel that warehousing the poor in urban ghettos just continues the endless cycle of poverty. With the mixed income development, everyone has a nice place to call home, and the community is stable. There are no pawn shops, liqour stores, and payday loan sharking businesses there which prey on the poor. The people have a better rapport with the police as a whole because of the increased stability. The working poor get opportunities to get better jobs by networking with their middle-class neighbors. One thing is that it's hard to get middle-class tenants in this development since a lot of middle class people like to look down at the poor. Basically it's very progressive minded middle class people who live in the development it seems since I see a number of Priuses with Obama stickers, etc. parked around there.
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