[ExI] Basic Income - Basic Housing?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 06:08:26 UTC 2014

On 3 April 2014 02:26, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> >... On Behalf Of BillK
> ...
> Quote:
> The best way to stop homelessness is mindbogglingly simple: Give them
> homes.
> <
> http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028384/housing-the-homeless-saves-money-heres-t
> he-research-that-proves-it>...------------BillK
> _______________________________________________
> BillK, it is done that way now: section 8 housing.  It does postpone the
> problem.
> The solution as described in the link is one that has failed spectacularly
> in places like Detroit Michigan: the housing projects get too dangerous.
> You can go to some parts of Detroit today and have any house you want:
> plenty of them are abandoned.  But the area itself is too dangerous for
> human habitation.
> There are no mindbogglingly simple solutions to homelessness.  There are
> some simple failed solutions however, and I predict they will be used
> again.

One way to avoid creating ghettoes is for the public housing agency to make
spot purchases in established areas. This has been tried to an extent in
Australia and seems to work well, although there are still large public
housing projects from the 50's and 60's.

Stathis Papaioannou
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