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March 21, 2007

N.Y. Times Housing Comparison and Overcrowded Housing Images

UPDATE: The L.A. Times has a March 26, 2007 related slide show on trailer park living by Latino workers. 

The N.Y. Times Sunday Real Estate Magazine, "Key," from March 18 contains a brief description and related photo essay of 8 people living in a single-wide trailer in Vermont.  The N.Y. Times did not overlook its core demographic and does include a comparison slide show of what you can get for $1 million as well as an article on publicly subsidized housing in Santa Barbara for those making under $177K

With the additional March 18th article on Generation X and Y buying housing with the help of their parents -- including advice on how to structure family loans -- these articles can be a good way to bring in media discussion, or at least to gather images for powerpoints. 

Side note: three other N.Y. Times articles, two fairly dated but still relevant, deserve mention. 
(1) Andrew Rice, The Suburban Solution, N.Y. Times Magazine, March 5, 2006 (Thanks Susan Bennett for bringing this to my attention) (discussing inclusionary housing policies). 
(2) Jason DeParle, Slamming the Door, N.Y. Times Magazine, October 20, 1996 (describing America's declining commitment to housing the poor).   
(3) J. Skelly Wright, The Courts Have Failed the Poor, New York Times Magazine, March 9, 1969 (by the author of Javins, enough said). 

Note: if you are teaching from these, it might be worth getting copies from the Historical N.Y. Times database because the images for at least (1) and (3) are pretty good. 

-E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu

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