A 33-story, 219-unit condo/apartment tower has been approved, and since 55 of the units will be "affordable housing" for low-income renters, the building's owners collect huge tax breaks and other perks. But at least it's being built. So the economy's starting to stagger forward a bit, which is good news. But some people have a problem with this:
According to the Daily Mail, affordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a "back alley."
The arrangement's being derisively referred to as a "poor door" for the unwashed masses. The poor tenants probably won't have decent views, either.
"No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it's unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."