Investing in Low-Income Communities

Jul 22, 2016

by David Levine, President/CEO

This report from the Center for American Progress makes the case for greater investments in low-income communities.  In particular, by investing in affordable housing in these communities, the authors argue that greater economic growth and opportunity will follow.

Much of the same was said in the ULI video (above).  The key argument is that by deconcentrating poverty and raising opportunities in high-poverty neighborhoods, we will all experience greater economic growth and prosperity as a community.

Affordable housing is seen as integral to growth. At GSH we see the opportunities in our neighborhoods.  Like the authors of this report, we also agree that long-term and affordable housing is the strongest platform —really a launchpad — to a brighter future for everyone.