Letter: It’s time to discuss affordable housing | AspenTimes.com

Letter: It’s time to discuss affordable housing

Glenn Beaton’s April 13 column on “Aspen’s sacred cows (affordable housing) of corporate welfare” brings up the need for discussion on the need for continued building of affordable housing and how it subsidizes businesses.

A study reported on Daily Kos finds that Walmart could pay its workers a living wage without having to raise prices significantly. Maybe local businesses could do the same and not have to build affordable housing? Also, what happens when all the retired folks currently living in affordable housing die or move on to senior housing?

Cathleen Krahe

Aspen


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