Local Housing for All

Provide housing attainable by working singles and couples.

ABOUT THIS PATTERN



Half of all the jobs in the U.S. fall into just five categories—office/administration, sales, food preparation, transport and production—the jobs that keep our economy going, without them nothing would work. While these “workforce” salaries are enough to qualify for some of the multifamily units, very few new housing choices are available even for families with incomes from two “service” jobs. This highlights the opportunity to design dwellings with lower price points within each neighborhood. This Pattern includes:

  •      Lower Income Workers
  •      Neighborhoods Are Income Segregated
  •      Income Isolation Reduces Social Cohesion
  •      Service and Workforce Housing
  •      Framing Workforce Housing

CONTRIBUTORS

Douglas Farr

Farr Associates

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