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I have seen multiple news stories regarding the lack of housing choices, particularly affordable, or entry level housing choices.  One can argue this deficit is the result of a failure of a community to attract and retain a middle income job base.  If a preponderance of the jobs in a community are earning near poverty level incomes, then it follows that these households require housing assistance.  My experience with programs like rental tax credits is the physical result is often a race to the bottom.  I am a great believer in creating affordable housing solutions that are indistinguishable from market rate housing.  That these projects are best rendered in small public/private partnership.  That these projects incorporate sustainability in every decision.  And, that these projects must be conceived as a part of the neighborhood tapestry, woven carefully and creatively into the urban fabric.

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