Monday, April 10, 2006

NYT on the Housing Crisis

The New York Times has an article today on the effects of high housing prices in suburban NY on public and volunteer workers such as teachers and EMTs who are crucial to such communities yet cannot afford to live there. The article focuses especially on volunteer firefighters. Glad to see this issue getting some national press. Something has to be done about the marginalization of the middle class... Check out the article here.


At 12:51 PM, Blogger brenda said...

The funny thing is, the article never takes the tack that maybe the solution for this community finding volunteer firefighters is encouraging that crusty upper class to give of their time back to their own community. Why should only blue collar workers be expected to volunteer their time to save their neighbor's house?

So, what's the solution? Building smaller, affordable homes that have some sort of ceiling price to start with, and another ceiling for the first few years of ownership?

And would the millinaire neighbors be upset by such limitations and/or by these smaller-square-foot neighbors?

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Zac said...

The landed elite work? Never...


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