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Housing has been a hot topic in San Diego for some time now. Our City Council first declared a housing state of emergency in August 2002. But, housing might start getting hotter on the national level with the change in control of the Congress.
Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has taken the helm of the House Financial Services Committee. The longtime advocate of affordable housing recently gave an interview to Congressional Quarterly on the subject. It’s a good read for those looking for a broader perspective on the housing issue and provides great insight on the philosophy of the person now tasked with addressing this problem.
For those of us who care deeply about housing, Rep. Frank’s ascendance is welcome news. Perhaps he can help us turn back the many years of neglect of our nation’s public housing system described in my previous post.