Andrew Adkins

By Sarah Becker ©2017      Alexandria’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority [ARHA] follows the money. Least cost analysis has replaced cost beneficial. Lesser payments are negotiated in lieu of property taxes [PILT]. Soft loans include below market interest rates and subsidies, to the extent they are acknowledged, are non-neutral. Opportunity costs, lost opportunity costs especially […]

Neighborhood Composition Rule

Neighborhood Composition Rule Written by Sarah Becker © 2016 In 1932 America was in the throes of the Great Depression. Thirteen million people were unemployed and, because of this, newly elected Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt was given unprecedented authority to jumpstart the economy. His first 100 days, starting March 4, 1933 were action packed. Roosevelt […]