TIM ROSS

Why Affordable Housing Matters

Social housing must be a priority -- it is a moral duty and for the homeless, it is a fiscally responsible move to prevent the increased costs for healthcare and law enforcement associated with homelessness. Mixed-income -- where the poor are not isolated -- is essential to prevent ghettoization.
AP

At Budget Time, the Poor Get Ignored

Cutting programs that help the poor may be politically expedient, but it is not morally right, and fiscally can have disastrous consequences. The commitment of poverty reduction is not seen from the current Alward government.