Just wanted to follow up by saying that I'm talking about rental opportunities only.
I have been on the email list for nyc.gov's HPD listings for years and years and I must say that at least 90% of the listings for affordable housing ARE for the POOREST people in our communities. I repeatedly get email notifications for housing developments with opportunities for families of four making $27,000-$36,000 or so. Meanwhile, there are those of us who make in the $100,000 range (two working parents) who can barely make ends meet with all of the debt we are living under due to student loans, daycare costs, high rents and salaries that haven't budged for 3 years or more. My family lives in a developing fringe neighborhood and we have the most cost effective form of daycare possible and still we can barely stay above water with all of the costs of living in this city. I think MUCH MUCH more attention needs to be paid to working families at our income level. There are very few opportunities for people like us (and believe me, I'm on HPD's site everyday).
mario"what is the political science behind this "middle class" fanaticism???? "
ummm votes? that's were the most people are
Why there is always so much emphasis about the middle class but never the lower tear (poor people).
When comes to housing the poor are remembered just as "homeless" eligible for public shelter and hand outs.
Isn't time to to knock out this notion that mentioning poor = welfare?
It seems like public elected officials only have middle class in mind....what is the political science behind this "middle class" fanaticism????
Here is the real problem I have with Brooklyn development. They seem to be taking a neighborhood that is blighted and turning it into a high income neighborhood. There is no in between.
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