(i.e. commonly raised objections, & responses).
1) temporary' housing or shelter is now widely deprecated as a homelessness response, in US & European official/mainstream positions. It is said to divert from the real solution, permanent housing, and it doesn't end homelessness. <br/> [shelter and temporary housing are now defined to be states of homelessness].
2) We shouldn't endorse the idea that low- or very-low-income housing can be created without public subsidy -- this undermines the ongoing urgent effort to increase public funding. <br/> Homeless and low-income people shouldn't be expected to take less/different or 'substandard' housing vs other people.
3) If acceptable housing standards (e.g. dwelling space, facilities) are lowered in cases or one area, it allows or creates pressure for them to be lowered more widely, and this will lower living standards for many.
4) when/how do lower development costs result in lower housing costs?
5) affordability and housing standards
6) issues with government funding restrictions / mandates.
7) stigma on or deliberate demarcation (positive or negative) on social housing.
8) US case of restricted and differentiated style/materials, vs e.g. WPA, Vienna, UK examples of positive socialist and civic symbolism.
9) housing diversity - letting dwellers choose/ adapt housing that matches their value priorities.
10) long-term cost issues<br/> -- maintainability, durability<br/> -- community and dweller acceptance.
11 ) Critique of "Existunzminimum" / Basic housing concepts as potentially serving interests of inequality and exploitation: e.g. Giancarlo De Carlo. <br / >
= Appendix A: A Pattern Language For Housing Affordability =