A better way to solve the housing crisis — tax land, not development

“Housing becomes less affordable when we don’t build it, not when we do. Most important, it is not developers who benefit from our housing crisis but everyone who owns property. Yes, some deep-pocketed developers have profited handsomely in our overheated market. But so have landlords, who with limited competition have charged ever-higher rents. So have… Continue reading A better way to solve the housing crisis — tax land, not development

Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

“Utah, for instance, has seen an astonishing 72 percent drop in its numbers of chronically homeless, thanks to a policy called Housing First, which offers homeless individuals permanent supportive housing, no strings attached.” – Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

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“A slightly wacky, but intriguing idea: mandating that apartments have removable walls between them, so they can grow and shrink with demographic change.” – http://ift.tt/1dQVvfA