The New Face Of Public Housing

New designs for affordable housing, feature masonry detailing, copper trim and lush landscaping.
May 2, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Housing for lower-income families has been creeping upscale. Mostly gone are the ugly brown and tan brick-barracks style housing clusters of the past. Affordable housing these days mimics many of the architectural and design flourishes of expensive, market-rate homes. Features more commonly associated with middle-class suburbia -- brick detailing, copper trim, warm oak kitchen cabinets, private entrances and lush landscaping -- are fast becoming de rigueur in affordable-housing circles."

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Published on Friday, April 30, 2004 in Wall St. Journal
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