Monday, October 8, 2007

From the "Things That Should Go Without Saying But Need To Be Said Anyway Because Not Enough People Are Seeing The Connections" Department

Today's print edition of the Daily Progress includes an article entitled "Housing Costs, Low Wages Lead to Rise in Homeless," which links to this AP story. Apparently, when housing costs increase a lot faster than wages, some people can't keep up and end up homeless. "Until we have some investment in affordable housing," says Massachusetts state official Julia Kehoe, "we're not going to see a leveling off of these numbers." I've tried (see here and here, for example), but I couldn't have said it better myself.

1 comment:

Clare said...

Thanks for highlighting this issue...and I appreciate your work to address the very concrete problems that come from a lack of affordable housing: folks 'sleeping rough' as they say in Britain. What can we (as citizens) do with regard to this issue? I am talking about structural change here as well as basic day-to-day stuff.