Workforce Housing. An idea whose time has come (NEREJ June 29, 2020)

Here is our cover-story article on our workforce housing project in York ME.

Consider the common challenge of teachers who cannot afford to live in (or near) the communities they serve. These are working people, often with families, earning solid incomes, but below the threshold required to afford to buy or lease housing in many communities. This is not an unusual conundrum in many New England cities and suburbs..

Cities, especially New England’s gateway cities, are areas that would benefit from an increase in middle class residents, as these localities have an imbalance resulting from having a few very high income earners and a disproportionately large population of low income earners.


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NEREJ Tom House March 1-7 2019