I am not advocating banning rentals. (???)
I do support the bailouts
rent relief programs for landlords that was passed. I am just frustrated with people clogging my group timelines complaining about "nobody is working
, nobody is paying their rent." You know all of that is going to turn into energy to cut social programs completely unrelated to the eviction mortarium. And all of that negative energy was created in defense of checks notes
the rights of boomers to own 2 homes they can barely maintain in the best of times? The least needy group of people in the world want to overthrow their state and local governments for that?
Now for an actual discussion about how to fix the situation...
Newbie wrote:Rent-to-own should perhaps be a more accessible thing, with streamlined pathways for long term renters of a property and incentives for the rentiers.
I do like this concept but in practice it would be something almost only offered by big banks and investment groups backed with generous federal aid. MoM aNd PoP boomer landlords would still dearly hold onto the rental units they own and many communities would still stagnate. The whole idea of "giving corporations money to build homes they then use to rope people into predatory rent-to-own schemes" does sounds very American. I can see it happening. And I guess it would be progress if they were adding units.
The solution I hope for is for the government to just build more NYC style housing projects.
The NIMBYs would scream of course if we just starting dotting landscape with these things but according to something I read we are at a 5 million unit defict. You can stick a few hundred people into one of these and be good to go. Maybe if we want to get fancy, we can create mixed use buildings and lease the lower parts to 7/11 and other corporations to recoup the cost.
Newbie wrote:Those NYC housing projects are notorious for crime and violence.
Yeah but that isn't the building's fault. We stick college kids into smaller more cramped spaces just fine.