The price of a home is not the only factor that makes it affordable. Our ever-increasing property taxes make it difficult for some individuals to remain in their homes.
In the last round of property assessments, many individuals reported property tax increases of 25 percent. Some mistakenly attribute property tax increases to the increase in the price of homes. But this is not the way things should work.
Source: Ben Binder: Who pays for ‘affordable housing’? – Boulder Daily Camera
The authors deconstruct and refute supply-side myths about how to create affordable housing in San Francisco – or any city – and propose some new approaches to affordable housing.
Source: Developers Aren’t Going to Solve the Housing Crisis in San Francisco
Housing affordability is probably the most pressing public policy issue facing the city of Boulder today, and rightfully so.
Source: Mark Wallach: Co-ops won’t solve affordability crisis – Boulder Daily Camera