PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"Seventy years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the Depression had left one-third of the American people 'ill-housed, ill-clothed and ill-nourished,' Americans are well-clothed and increasingly overnourished. But the scarcity of affordable housing is a deepening national crisis, and not just for inner-city families on welfare."

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