Letter: Priced out of town
Monday 18 January 1999
Medium incomes are often not sufficient to rent or buy in the private sector in city areas. The "points for poverty" system practised by inner city council housing departments reserves social housing for those who are homeless or living in bed and breakfast for months or even years, pushing the price of private accommodation even further up. Is it any wonder that the term "urban ghetto" exists?
Only by incorporating an inclusive social housing policy (one that does not focus exclusively on those in dire need) will we see the kind of urban environment Richard Rogers so rightly aspires to see.
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