Does it make sense to make affordable housing more expensive?
We urge you to read facts expressed by The New York Daily News:
We don’t begrudge members of the building trades the right to earn a healthy living, but requiring affordable housing developers to pay these rates rather than still-respectable median wages ($82,000 for a bricklayer, $78,000 for a plumber) for the same essential functions will drive up the already exorbitant cost of producing housing, generate less of it, or both.
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