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What's the read on affordable housing solutions. I feel like the progressive/lefty circles I orbit around are starting to bifurcate where the most 'progressive' minds seem to be very /very/ anti-development because it seems impossible to decouple increasing housing supply and displacement (even if its just a downstream side-effect).

Seems like a lot of people point to Minneapolis as a good example of good housing policy
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oh god yimby / nimby discourse has reached care-tags

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obviously when we don't have enough housing where people want to live, shit is more expensive. there are ways to prevent displacement via rent control but also rent control is nowhere near sufficient to maintain affordability and just locks existing tenants in and locks out everyone else. build more, ideally publicly owned.
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what did you say you were watching.
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SyntacticallyCorrect wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:48 pm What's the read on affordable housing solutions. I feel like the progressive/lefty circles I orbit around are starting to bifurcate where the most 'progressive' minds seem to be very /very/ anti-development because it seems impossible to decouple increasing housing supply and displacement (even if its just a downstream side-effect).

Seems like a lot of people point to Minneapolis as a good example of good housing policy
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SyntacticallyCorrect wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:48 pm Seems like a lot of people point to Minneapolis as a good example of good housing policy
very late to this but Minneapolis has a long way to go for affordable housing

i can't find a more recent statistic but i remember that homelessness in MN increased 10% between 2015 and 2018
which was before the worst of our housing price bubble, currently still ever-looming

the 'official' PIT (point in time) count for Hennepin County (Minneapolis) shows a gradual overall decrease in homelessness over the last 10 years, but what they are primarily counting is those who are in shelters, with a guess to how many are living unhoused outside of the shelters. I am thinking this data could be skewed by post-uprising crackdowns on large homeless gatherings/encampments, which have resulted in those experiencing homelessness to be much more scattered and secretive about their situation. A large sum of the work that mutual aid orgs do now is track the (forced) migration and dispersion of various encampments, as well as negotiate trusting relationships and specific visitation protocol with smaller/more private camps. many also protest during these evictions. https://unicornriot.ninja/2022/three-en ... -hundreds/

Another theory I have is that many people experiencing homelessness here in the summer find ways to migrate to warmer climates for part of the year, typically by bus lines, but also by securing vehicles. The PIT survey is conducted every January. This is when our unhoused population is likely at its lowest.

As far as affordability goes for those who can afford housing, I can't say I've seen any major spikes in rent rates, just the usual gradual creep. friends still seem to find good deals. that being said there has been an increase in cost of utilities.

We still have tons of newly built, ugly gray boxes filled with apartments/condos that nobody can afford. They crop up all over the city
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after twitter, elon musk sets his eyes on acquiring care-tags and in true evil capitalist fashion acquires all rep leaving the rest of us in rep debt
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How many old care taggers do you think have fallen off and fallen in with musky joe rogan pickle rick types. I reckon there's a couple.
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i know of at least 2
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