Bornstein Housing/Homelessness Q2
There are several things missing from the discussion. People needing subsidized housing are not failures, lazy or undeserving. They are households whose employment does not pay the level of wages required to afford market-rate housing in Southern California. What’s missing is an understanding of who needs help in affording housing, how key these households are to quality of life for the rest of us and how they contribute to our economy. What’s missing is an understanding of how land-use decisions impact affordability and availability of housing near jobs. What’s missing is the interconnection of affordable housing, transportation, environmental, health, education and social outcomes.