SC Housing for Individuals initiative is just not hire management – Santa Cruz Sentinel


The informative Editorial within the Sentinel headlined “Can hire controls make it … subsequent time?” referenced an article that partially learn, “an area group has coalesced to advertise a poll measure for subsequent June that may enhance the reasonably priced housing inclusionary fee within the metropolis of Santa Cruz – but in addition make sure that constructing heights and density will increase within the metropolis’s normal plan may solely be modified by a citizen vote and never by the Santa Cruz Metropolis Council.”

The quote is more-or-less correct, however the Editorial could have conflated “hire management” with the “Housing for Individuals (HFP)” Initiative effort. HFP merely advocates for a bigger share of recent “reasonably priced” housing and residents’ proper to vote on the longer term peak and density of proposed growth. The HFP Initiative is modest, cheap, applicable, however is just not “hire management.”

The HFP Initiative is about empowering residents and creating extra reasonably priced residing areas. If concurrently residents are empowered, livability and sustainability preserved, a tradition of equity stored, and hire prices go down too, nice!

— Stephen Naked, Santa Cruz

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