Affordable Housing And The 'Paradox Of Prosperity'

Working families struggle as affordable housing options disappear.
March 18, 2002, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The rapid escalation of housing prices in the Washington area that began with the economic boom of the '90s and continues today is devastating thousands of working families. Average pay has climbed and job opportunities have multiplied, and although the euphoria of the dot-com era has subsided, most of the regional economy has proved resilient. But even as the new affluence was sweeping across the Washington area, the job of finding decent, affordable housing was becoming a struggle for many families whose incomes had not kept up."

Thanks to Julie Herlands

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Published on Sunday, March 17, 2002 in The Washington Post
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