Letter to the Editor: Ronald K. Willimann
It’s a well-known fact that the city council of New Haven is still trying to get affordable housing in New Haven.
As you drive through the streets of New Haven you will see plenty of “For Rent” signs and most of the rent for these available apartments are in line with the rent that is to be charged for the new apartments.
So if New Haven has plenty of affordable rental units for rent, why do we need 40 more units?
Go vote April 2.
A couple can move into a 1-bedroom apartment, but as their wages go up they have to move into a 2-bedroom apartment and wages go up again they have to move into a 3-bedroom apartment. Who is going to check everyone’s paychecks that rent there?
Tax credits are set up and controlled by the federal government. Maybe they are in charge of these programs, jus as they are in charge of overseeing welfare, food stamps, U.S. Post Office and many of their well-organized programs.