One mark of a successful city or community is great diversity. Diversity of culture, age, economy and industry are among some of the greatest assets, as are diversity of income, social status, and housing. Some of the most beautiful and livable places in the country are a mix of housing types and income levels. Affordable housing plays a key role in defining a successful city, however many of us tend to overlook this important asset and fail to consider the consequences of neglecting quality affordable housing.
There are many reasons that affordable housing is important: