We often hear the term “affordable housing,” but what does it really mean? Well, our partners at United Way of King County in Washington State have uncovered a video that uses stop-motion to explain exactly what it means. From their Choose The Way blog:
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a nonprofit that uses design and art to improve the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design, created a great video and website that explains what the term “affordable housing” means.
For those of you who didn’t already know, the government defines affordable housing as housing that costs no more than 30% of your income.
The video goes on to discuss the implications of affordable housing has on low-income families in different regions.
Although the video is focused on New York, it does a good job of explaining exactly how the term can affect everyone and its implications are quite clear for the Bay Area, which also has a high cost of living.