...Dream of things that
never were and ask
("Domos Ex Machina Initiative --- Homes From The Machine")
is ethical, private sector investing that is structured along strictly economic lines.
BACKGROUND: In an urban market, the rents in the wealthiest neighborhoods set the scale for all other rents. In the least advantaged neighborhoods, what the consumer market will bear is often greater per square foot of personal space than what is paid for the same measure in luxury apartments.
Over time, the affordable housing shortage in Philadelphia has led to a tolerance by tenants of substandard living conditions in return for any place to call home.
Compounding the problem, each party to those rental transactions feels entitled to cheat the other in order to settle "the score". The inevitable result is urban decay.
In a free market, what the consumer market will bear is always where a price will settle. But, in a fair trade environment, a landlord provides tenants with greater value and respect for that price.
Each D.E.M.I. provides as much value and respect as the investor market will bear.