The Problem of how to solve the housing problem was solved by Nikita Khrushchev in the late 1950's. Why don't we have THE WILL to build ?
a home FOR EVERYONE? "The Khrushchyovka," was a five story high, walk up, apartment building, with 2 rooms, plus a small terrace, a bathroom and a kitchen that could be built at very high speed for almost nothing. It was made out of prefabricated concrete in a factory, could be turned out like hotcakes, and could be assembled in a week.
On the first floor you put a post office (which in Soviet Russia was also a bank, and where you could pay your utilities) a small market, a small drug store, and some other store that sold necessities.
They were heated in the most efficient way on planet Earth, which is a central plant makes steam, and the steam is pumped around the city. (New York still does this). The Living Room doubled as a Bedroom. In the Soviet Union, no one slept on a bed.
They slept on convertible couches. Not the American kind where the mattress triple folds into the seat cushions. Instead, the Couch simply has the BACK fold down.
- humptyLv 71 month ago
We solved our housing problem in the Truman/Eisenhower years with the suburbs. Same problem, different solution. We used the GI Bill, the largest and most successful entitlement program ever devised.
The thing is that the hard line conservatives who run the government now were powerless bigots on the fringes of both parties. Now they are all Republicans their voice seems louder, but America can still find its way through this swamp full of snakes.
- EdwenaLv 71 month ago
So good that the Russians named the apartment style after Khrushchev. The problem was that everyone could see the value that they were to the government. No telling how many alcoholics it produced.
- 1 month ago
The Trump administration doesn't give a damn about homelessness so that;s unlikely to happen unless the US actually elects a socialist politician....which is unlikely to happen