Letter: Two kinds by Barry L. Plotkin – April 1, 2021
Referencing Rick Bowers’ letter of March 6, there are two kinds of homelessness — economic and chronic.
Economic homelessness can be solved by additional housing stock, but that housing stock has to be affordable. When housing is scarce, as it is in Astoria, affordable housing can only be created by changes in zoning that permit greater density, and economic incentives to builders to charge affordable rents….
Read the letter in The Astorian here.