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Statements like this make it reasonable for one to question whether affordable housing is honestly a priority in the "new DC".

Why should it be a priority? People want to live in DC, that's a good thing, and that translates into higher prices. Those that can't afford to live here, can find somewhere else to live. They will be replaced by a more educated and more successful population. Its happening now and as it spreads the city only gets better. Gentrification works. Pure and simple.

Can someone please explain to me how this is a bad thing?

Or should we go back to the "old DC." The days of crack wars, record-high murder rates, Marion Barry, Sharon Pratt-Kelly, population fleeing for the suburbs, snowplows impounded in garages in Maryland during a blizzard because the city couldn't pay its bills, corrupt cops hired without background checks, bulletproof windows in the stores and bars on the windows of the houses.

Sorry, but i'll take the "new DC" any day, and so will thousands of others and that is why prices are rising.

by dcdriver on Nov 19, 2012 6:09 pm • linkreport

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