08.0402NCHousingTranscript

08.0402NCHousingTranscript - Transcript of Coleman comment...

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Transcript of Coleman comment on housing issue: 4/2/08 As a former mayor I’d know that the foundation of our communities is based on home ownership. (It) May sound trite, but housing is a foundation for strong neighborhoods. Housing creates good jobs, it creates stable places for workers to live. Housing creates wealth, it has created wealth. When there’s trouble in housing our economy suffers, our workers suffer, our families suffer. In my travels in town hall forums based on housing I’ve held back home in Minnesota during the past several months, I have seen firsthand that this crisis is hurting my state. But like every American, this crisis is attacking the place that I call home. It’s taking away from the folks I live around, that I worked hard to help as mayor. The communities and neighborhoods that were really struggling in the nineties when I got elected, we built them up, and now we’re seeing many of them start to fray and come apart. (It’s a) Very personal issue for all of us. It’s not just, as I
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course POL 101 taught by Professor Patarnold during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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08.0402NCHousingTranscript - Transcript of Coleman comment...

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