|We don't know where Vicki Been lives,|
but we suspect it's nowhere near
a blighted neighborhood.
The obvious-to-everyone-else flaw of the plan is that the middle-class residents will move.
What's more, the tax dollars spent to fund bond issues will come from the earnings of middle class residents.
Long ago Dept of Justice honcho Eric Holder decided that the only solution was to erase every outpost of refuge, force even the smallest of enclaves to integrate, and allow no havens for escape.
The City plans to attack economic segregation in its affordable housing plan — placing the poor in middle-class neighborhoods and the more affluent in high-poverty spots.Continue reading ►
Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city.
“We really have to make economic diversity a cornerstone of that plan,” she said at a City Council budget hearing Wednesday.
“That means that in some neighborhoods that have mostly middle or upper-income housing, that we would need to put affordable housing at the very lowest income,” she said.
“But in some communities where we have a great deal of poverty . . . we would try to bring more moderate (-income housing) into those neighborhoods, to try to achieve the kind of diversity that we want,” Been said.
De Blasio’s executive budget boosted the housing department’s capital cash to $3.1 billion, up from $1.9 billion in his January preliminary budget, to help pay for the ambitious proposal.
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