Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By National Freedom Forum (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

The War On Single Family Homes

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

There are cities and states run by National Socialists considering ending single family home zoning to get more housing on lots and to help with low income housing.  That would be a big mistake and it is not the way to build the 4 million homes needed to satisfy current demand.  Getting rid of single family zoning would raise the prices of single family homes in states like California that already has sky high prices.  There are better way to achieve the end result.

First, neighborhoods with poorly maintained homes that are 75 years or more old, considered urban blight, could be rezoned to multi family zoning.  This would allow for those homes to be torn down completely and replaced by apartments and condos.  And, if allowed to go up at least four stories many homes could be built on these combined lots.  The only problem with this concept is infrastructure.  The nearby streets and arteries that support these neighborhoods may not be sufficient to support higher density housing.  So before allowing this to happen there really should be impact studies to determine what other improvements that may be needed before density in increased.  
Perhaps a smarter approach would be taking enclosed shopping malls built 50 – 75 years ago and repurposing them.  Anchor stores could be torn down and in their places could spring up apartments and condos designed for first time home buyers and all other age groups.  This could include housing for those 55 and holder.  In the core of the mall could be grocery and drug stores, child care, urgent care and all other shopping to create walking cities.  These new structures, which could include even more attached buildings would come with underground parking in addition to the parking typically surrounding malls.  Generally, this concept would not require additional infrastructure, since malls were already built with high capacity use in mind.  This concept would be the most cost effective way to repurpose obsolete retail space to help solve the housing shortage.  There could also be old office buildings and other shopping centers that could be torn down and replaced by apartments and condos with shopping on the first few floors.  
A war on single family homes is not the way to solve the housing shortage.  This could be one area where Socialists and Republicans could work together to come up with creative ideas that actually result in more housing at various price points.  And, let’s let capitalism solve the problem rather than big government that always seems to screw things up.  


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.