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Devun Pahwa 4/3/10 HISP200 Oversimplification of Gerntrification "The crisis of affordable housing in America has been critically exacerbated because we have torn down what was affordable and built what is not affordable for many of our citizens." - Rypkema (33) In this quote the author is talking about the evolution of housing and how the progression in housing is actually hurting many people in America. He discusses how the affordable houses, which are the older houses from the 1950, are being torn down and newer more expensive houses are being built in place of it. He wants those older houses kept. Right now the only old houses that are being kept are the ones that are given the historic title. I agree with Rypkema about the situation. In another text by Rypkema he states a statistic of in 1999 there were 3.7 million employed workers and about 50 percent of the income they made was being spent on housing. That is a lot of money being spent on housing and clearly shows how there barley is any affordable housing these days. From this one make the point that the crisis over affordable
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