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laptop screen crack fix To be sure, not all of the rezoning's opponents support the status quo. Most want more housing—but only affordable housing. And their definition of affordable differs greatly from City Hall's. They see no point in adding apartments with rents that only a family making $100,000 or more could pay, because most Inwood households earn less.
nnk cracked by andreknd Such logic is flawed on several levels. First, if no housing is built for people pulling in six figures, more of them will compete for existing dwellings, driving up rents and sale prices. The losers of those bidding wars, as well as the displaced tenants, won't disappear; they will outbid others, who in turn will outbid others, and so on until some poor families wind up homeless.
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