St. Louis Chosen for ‘Healthy Housing’ Initiative | Catholic Charities
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This is great news. I helped st Patricks get started with hospital-homelessness initiative
I have a personal tendency to like academics and their approach to the world. Still as a practitioner of housing, I have found them to be of little benefit.
It is difficult to think of any academic idea that has substantially furthered the cause of affordable housing. Inclusionary zoning is an example of a popular academic idea. It is the policy that every housing complex that is developed needs to set aside a certain percentage of units for affordable housing. After years of talk, very few communities have initiated such policies because there is not the political will to do so. (Academics usually do not pay attention to politics). Similarly, I hear talk from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University about “organic” urban development. What does that mean? We will all long be dead and gone before we see any organic growth on the north side of St. Louis.
Hopefully you get the picture. Pay attention to people who have actually built housing, not academics. Written by Paul Dribin
this is a major screwup. Consultant should be tarred and feathered
Ideas About Housing
1. Housing alone will not solve the problems of poverty. It is a necessary but not sufficient situation. In my long tenure of affordable housing, I have rarely seen people who are decently housed turn their life around. Usually there are other significant issues facing their lives, unemployment, drugs, family disjunction, bad boyfriends, wasteful spending etc. That is why supportive services are necessary. Even a better solution would be to provide low income people cash transfers rather than services.
good article as always by David Nicklaus. I believe anything in this direction is good
the scooters can be dangerous to everyone but seem to be a good thing in promoting v