Sunday NY Times on Affordable Housing Development

In Sunday’s New York Times, the editorial board published an editorial on the far-reaching benefits of affordable housing development.  In the piece, titled “Ending the Cycle of Racial Isolation,” the board references a study on an affordable housing development in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, that was chronicled in Douglas Massey’s book, “Climbing Mount Laurel,” about a development completed over fifteen years ago.  In addition to important benefits to the residents, in the area surrounding the development, “crime did not rise, nearby property values did not drop and taxes did not go up.”

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