Let’s talk about so-called “affordable housing”

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Simply put, the term is a misnomer. There’s nothing affordable about it. Melissa Bourbonnais Special to Valley News Let’s start with the perception of who this housing is for: poor people who don’t want to work, lazy people who are looking for a handout, unethical people who take advantage of the system. To be sure, those people are out there, but they are not the majority by any measure. They are, however, political talking points. The lazy, entitled welfare mom or jobless dad who sits on their ass while the hard-working middle class foots the bill – is the basis of every conservative voter, pundit, or politicians’ indignation when the issue of affordable housing comes up. In the interim, their liberal counterparts, who are almost always driven by unchecked emotion, focus
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