Is affordable housing poorly built?
Affordable housing must comply with the same building restrictions and design standards as market-rate housing. Plus, funding sources for affordable housing often require additional restrictions and higher standards than for market-rate housing.
Affordable housing is not affordable because it’s built with sub-quality materials; it is affordable in the sense that it is less costly to live in because it is supported by additional public and private funds.
When built by an experienced affordable housing developer – with community input from local residents – quality affordable housing developments can integrate well into the architectural character of a neighborhood.