Sharing housing load with business makes sense

Mexican housing example brought to mind by News' story

Re: Social agencies unite to CAP poverty (News, June 13)

Thanks to Roszan Holmen for this encouraging overview of how we can work together in community to create housing and dignity and safety for all.

Asking business leaders to partner reminds me of housing I have long admired in Mexico. Every year I am astonished at how many new housing projects I see there. I understand some are state-sponsored and some federally sponsored. I know in some cases that the employer and employee both contribute to the housing.

The employee is the owner. The unit can be sold, but only at a price that keeps the housing for lower-income people.

Joanna Wilkinson

Victoria

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