Will Bernie Sanders' affordable housing idealism go up in smoke?

  • The story of affordable housing in modern times is special interests hijacking public policy.
  • On Sunday, Bernie Sanders toured a Brooklyn public housing project to roll out his affordable housing agenda and drew a record crowd of 28,000. But it looks like this idealism could go up in smoke.

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Back in the day, I penned many articles about affordable housing. In 1987, I heard about the Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, committing to an aggressive affordable housing plan — rare words for any Presidential candidate to utter, even then. Even more rare today.