Affordable homes or societal burdens?

The Saint ReportNews 2009, saintblog

August 30, 2009 Victorville Daily PressOPINIONS DIFFER ON IMPACT OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING

Part two of a three-part series examining affordable housing in the Victor Valley. Low-income housing aims to ensure that everyone, no matter their income level, can find a place to call home. Many residents say it also means crime, blight, lower property values and an unfair market rate. Across the country, resistance to multifamily housing is growing, according to a 2007 study by The Saint Consulting Group, with 44 percent opposed — up 10 percent from the year before.

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