It’s always interesting to read about the “urban housing crisis” or whatever you want to call it.
Basically, the question is, how do you best provide safe, affordable housing to poor people who live in urban areas? Well, how does government provide this, is the real question. If you don’t buy into the idea that government should have a role (and I guess I don’t), that’s a whole other conversation, isn’t it?
Anyway, I’ve found three fascinating articles about the topic. Two are from The Atlantic, one is from the New York Times. I have to admit, I haven’t been able to get through all three. But, I know they’re gonna be good.
(The middle article was written in 1966 … 40 years ago. Let’s see how things have changed since then.)
American Murder Mystery: Why is crime rising in so many American cities? The answer implicates one of the most celebrated antipoverty programs of recent decades. – By Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic
New Yorkers Without a Voice: A Tragedy of Urban Renewal – By Arthur R Simon, The Atlantic
As Program Moves Poor to Suburbs, Tensions Follow – By Solomon Moore, The New York Times