Community Tides ~ 1/20/23

On this week’s edition of Community Tides, co-hosts Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation, have a frank and meaningful conversation about the affordable housing dilemma that not only affects our own community, but also countless others across the country. It’s the elephant in the room that we can no longer ignore when we live in a market-based economy guided by supply and demand. What’s affordable to an average buyer wanting to pursue the “American Dream”?  What are the factors that prevent some from participating and others not?  How can we think creatively to solve the problem of inequality in opportunity?  And how do we make it possible for young families and those employed here with jobs that provide infrastructure for our of life to be counted as a real part of this vibrant community?  In short, how do we reconcile “market rate” with the Common Good, and how are doing here with regard to solutions?