Saturday, July 26, 2008

Waukesha County Expert Sums Up The Affordable Housing Issue

Said the Executive Director of the Waukesha County Housing Authority, when discussing affordable housing needs in New Berlin:

"You don't serve the low-income people by locating them away from the job market."

But that's precisely the case in New Berlin, with 38,000 people and a growing job base, but also with just 80 units of affordable housing (most for seniors), and no direct transit service to the New Berlin economy for Milwaukee workers.

A situation that will become exacerbated with the introduction in central New Berlin of Lake Michigan water, where New Berlin - - with its minimal stock of affordable housing - - projects 1,119 new housing units and another 5,668 jobs.

Full context of the New Berlin affordable housing materials cited, here.

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