Housing Can Be Affordable, Attractive, And 'Green'

Neal Peirce reviews a design competition that encourages fresh ideas for affordable housing that is attractive and uses environmentally friendly materials.
December 12, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Affordable housing has been called a noble cause with a bad reputation. Everyone is for letting less-wealthy people have a roof over their heads. But too often people equate "affordable" with "ugly," opposing worker housing out of fear it will diminish their own home's value...Millions of lower-income Americans eke out rent payments consuming close to half their income, or are obliged to commute long distances and endure overcrowded, drafty or even unsafe housing."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, December 11, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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