Message - Re: I have 2 great ideas - Responsibility - Habitat for Humanity

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Posted by  Richard Haut on March 24, 2003 at 13:43:30:

In Reply to:  Re: I have 2 great ideas - Responsibility - Habitat for Humanity posted by JWmHarmon on March 24, 2003 at 11:45:28:

It is certainly not as you describe in Britain.

The cost of property (or of land) are ludicrous.

A year or eighteen months ago the average cost of a home in Britain was over 100,000. The average income of the Principal of an architectural practice was 30,000. (Since then the prices have gone up and I would be prepared to bet that the income has gone down).

Students in Britain now have average debts of 12,000 when they leave education (and likely to increase heavily in the near future) - the average wage for those who manage to find work ? 14,000.

But surely people can move to the cheaper areas ? Not if they want work.

Many ideas have been, and continue to be tried to help people in creating their own homes. Self-build or homesteading schemes are not new.

They are great ideas - like the part-rent, part-purchase schemes. People have different abilities, different assets, different prospects - frequently outside their own control. Housing has to allow for these differences.

Perhaps the people without a home are not drug-addicts or freaks - perhaps they were honest working people swindled by your great "free market", by respectable people like Arthur Andersen, Enron, or their corrupt hireling politicians. I seem to remember a problem with something called "Savings&Loan" ....

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