This is more than a rhetorical question. Construing social and affordable housing (that is, secure rental housing available at around 30% of gross income for households in the bottom 40% of the income distribution) as economic infrastructure situates this issue in the realm of growing the national income pie. Meanwhile, if we see providing social and affordable housing as a welfare program its implied validation rests on redistribution – sharing the pie.
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