“Mixed” Income Housing: With Segregated Entrances?

Posted by Miriam Axel-Lute on August 23, 2013

Here's exhibit A on how not to convince skeptical housing justice advocates (or anyone else) that mixed-income housing developments represent a step forward: Make the residents of the affordable units use a different door (and elevator and even maintenance company). (It appears to be a forgone conclusion that it's ok to keep any of them from having river views.)

This appears to be offensive enough to have generated a movement to deny the developer the tax breaks and inclusionary housing bonuses it is seeking for this project. Here's hoping that movement succeeds.

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Miriam Axel-Lute is editor of Shelterforce and associate director of the National Housing Institute. Her email is miriam at nhi dot org.

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