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‘Affordable housing’

The  Aug. 6 issue of the Observer included an article (“Bridging the gap to affordable housing”) about the dismal prospects for affordable housing in Williston. In spite of a lot of ground work and good intentions, there seems to be no hope for progress, and even the creation of another study committee is “in limbo.” What’s the problem? Economic conditions, i.e. poor people can’t afford housing that’s built with the right to a good profit margin for the relatively affluent developers and financiers. The relatively poor have no rights to affordable housing.

John E. Pierce
Williston