Finals and a blip about affordable housing
Yes...it is that time of the year again...Finals. With two more to go, I will largely be out of the loop. But I did run across this article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Those that are familiar with Seattle (the city, not the burbs) are probably also familiar with the ongoing gentrification. As we all know, gentrification leads to increasing homogeniety of the white bread variety within the school system. I applaud the Seattle for taking a small step by allowing speedier lending for low income housing developers...but it is a reserved applause. Unless the city takes some more definitive action (can we say zoning?), then this will do little to nothing to alleviate the problem. Getting low income housing developers money earlier so that they can be ready when the bidding starts won't do much when you can always be outbid by the people who want to make condos or more office buildings.
That being said, don't expect much out of me until Thursday (finals are done Wednesday...but celebration of the end of my year is going to take precedent).