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The heart of this debate will boil down to which side of the motion can provide the best housing for
Market rate housing
Market rate housing
is an apartment that has no rent restrictions. A landlord who owns market-rate housing is free to attempt to rent the space at whatever price the local market may fetch. In other words, the term applies to conventional rentals that are not restricted by affordable housing laws. – Ron Leshnower, Esq (Licensed real estate attorney, and author)[ https://www.thespruce.com/market-rate-apartment-155986]
An urban area is
of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city – Merriam Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urban
Best topical Aff analysis:
“ Market-Rate Housing Isn’t a Bad Word, and We Won’t Solve the Housing Crisis Without It” – https://artplusmarketing.com/market-rate-housing-isnt-a-bad-word-and-we-won-t-solve-the-housing-crisis-without-it-ce67c06aff4d
High prices are not due to lack of affordable housing – its due to scarcity.
“Which means: In addition to expanding the supply of subsidized income-based affordable units, we must increase the overall supply of housing, and that means — you guessed it — market-rate housing. Some describe all new market-rate housing as “luxury housing,” because it’s expensive. Well, of
Scarcity not affordability is the problem
Joe Cortight (2017): [Joe Cortright is President and principal economist of Impresa, a consulting firm specializing in regional economic analysis, innovation
“There’s been a war of words about what kind of housing policies are needed to address the nation’s affordability problems. Economists (from the White House to academe) argue that increasing housing supply is essential.
Everyone agrees that much of the affordability problem is due to national policies that provide massive subsidies to homeownership by the wealthy (mostly through the tax code) and parsimonious and chronically underfunded programs that provide subsidies for the poor (which reach less than a quarter of those technically eligible), a fair share of responsibility lies in the hand of local governments. Is the key relaxing zoning limits to allow more
Market rate housing ensures that we have at least
DO NOT let Neg tell the judge that market-rate is luxury housing. It is not. Here is a great explanation from the previous author: