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Friday, September 21, 2012


I coined the term Awardable Housing during the Eighties to describe the inevitability of politically active minorities getting preference in government affordable housing schemes. Steve Sailer of and caught the reference and gave me the following hat tip.  Thanks Steve.

September 20, 2012

"Awardable Housing:" A useful neologism

For most of my life, I've been reading about "affordable housing" -- i.e., a certain percentage of new units are priced below market. I've always wondered who gets those? A commenter has an answer:
Sometimes these schemes are perpetrated outside of section 8. I was president of a tenant's association in Princeton NJ during the transfer of a complex from rental to condo. The local Democrat politicos attempted to insert affordable housing grantees into the mix without telling the proposed condo purchasers. The plan only failed when the scheme was exposed by yours truly.  
I'm sure this kind of thing happens all the time.  
A hidden aspect is that those chosen for such affordable housing tend to be Democrat county committee people or relatives of public figures. This led me to christen the program, "Awardable Housing."


  1. As you said in your comment, he could have given you a name and a link - and a Stevealanche of visitors.

  2. In response to my comment he did just that. Frankly, I didn't expect him to post my comment though I did hope he would do what he did. He's a clas act.