Is it more important to have mixed-income buildings, or to give more people access to mixed-income neighborhoods? ·
Do we need more mixed-income housing? Why or why not? The following data and observations were collected via a survey we conducted from late January through mid-February 2016, distributed via Shelterforce Weekly and social media. Add your own thoughts here.
A single development with an intentional income mix involves very specific challenges—both in its design and its management. ·
The HOPE SF program is aiming to explicitly avoid many of the problems mixed-income public housing redevelopments have faced, to create a truly inclusive process. ·
Living next to each other does not necessarily mean getting to know each other. But it could. ·
Building when you could buy is inefficient—and contributes to economic segregation. ·
A focus on housing connected to education and wellness will be needed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. ·
Mixed-income housing alone won’t solve economic segregation. ·
Mixed-income housing policies are essentially “trickle-down” affordable housing. ·
A long-forgotten battle over a set of row houses in South Philadelphia makes current day NIMBYism look tame. What can housing advocates learn about how they finally got built anyway? ·
Do we need more mixed-income housing? Why or why not? The following data and observations were collected via a survey we conducted from late January through mid-February, distributed via Shelterforce Weekly and social media. Add your own thoughts in the comments below.
The trauma caused by poverty and the systems that reinforce it can short-circuit standard efforts to build community. A new method called “trauma-informed community building” aims to change that. ·
Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. The worker cooperative movement wants to keep the jobs they've created from disappearing. ·
Public funding for community organizing would strengthen our democracy and relegitmize a beleaguered public sector. It’s time to stop writing off the idea. ·