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$5000 a unit



When the Mayor talks about housing the homeless, he talks about spending about $250,000 a unit, and as a consequence talks about housing a fraction of a fraction of them.

Here's microhousing for $5000 a unit.

I've written before about housing the homeless in yurts as soon as possible. The interest in microhousing such as yurts of a few years back has led to the $5,000 house of today.

But even back then, if you had framed the question like this:

"Would you rather sleep somewhere starting tonight, or wait five years out in the cold for a 1-in-1,000 shot at an affordable unit?"

...we would have seen the question of "dignity" soon forgotten.
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