Monday, May 14, 2007
While the middle-class-oriented media howls over the housing "slump," the flattening of prices might help one contentious problem -- the crowding of many families, usually immigrants, into a single suburban house in affluent areas. The Washington Post published this week a thoughtful story on the political issue in Fairfax County, Virginia, outside Washington, which is one of America's biggest counties, with more than a million residents, and one of its most expensive. With most land zoned for single-family residences only, the only choice for many immigrant families is to join together in a single house. The Post points out that this phenomenon annoys neighbors not only because of racism, but because driveways and roads did not anticipate such living arrangements.
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