Subsidized Housing: Dignified, Deconcentrated & Accessible

To successfully integrate subsidized housing into the neighborhood, three factors should be taken into consideration. First, the appearance of affordable housing should be analogous to middle-class housing, to prevent stigmatization. Second, subsidized housing should not be too densely aggregated, to avoid inadvertently creating neighborhoods without access to jobs, schools and open spaces. Third, subsidized housing that is only accessible by car proves to be a major economic burden on those residing there. For affordable housing to truly be so, it should be within easy reach of the major transit networks.

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