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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 03:00 PM
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76. When this article first came out, I posted Scottsdale, AZ's solution
basically the city was buying up foreclosed houses and were renting them as low-cost housing.
It was cheaper than the plan they had in place and much cheaper than the cost of the proposed building of low cost housing they had explored..

I'd like to see a move-up/move-in solution.

Since many of these places are quite large and or new (almost-new), it would make sense to offer them to people who had proved themselves as reputable renters, but needed more space, and the places they vacated would then become "available" for people desperately needing shelter...they could "earn" some of the rent by possible doing cosmetic upgrades to the older, less desirable places, and the money saved could build a "renter's equity" for them, so they too could "move-up" and into a bigger, newer place.. This would keep the rental market moving, and keep places occupied and un-vandalized :)
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