A search online for cheap, quick housing turned up a category that I never knew existed: roommates with benefits.
“Building new affordable housing in wealthy areas takes investment away from the downtrodden areas that most need it.”
How long before someone options the rights to this story and turns it into a movie, or at least a sitcom?
Robert Samuels has a long feature in The Washington Post examining how a collection of low-income housing near Union Station in Washington D.C. that was supposed to be revitalized has instead sent residents far from their homes, some living in conditions just as bad as before they moved. The “New Communities Initiative,” an affordable housing plan, was created eight years ago after the execution-style murder of a 14-year-old girl spurred residents and the mayor to action.
Would you live in one if you were looking for a single space in Manhattan? In theory, it looks great.