First of all, what do we understand by “affordable housing”? Scottish Planning Policy officially stated that these terms mean “housing of a reasonable quality that is affordable to people on modest incomes”.
How did the concept of affordable housing appear? It is good to know that in North America, it became widespread in the 80s, when planners abandoned abstract objectives and focused their efforts on these two outcomes: workers’ spatial mobility and housing affordability.
Therefore, it has a wide range of pros for the ones living and working in the community. My aim today is presenting you with these advantages:
The affordable housing is targeting the workforce, so what is attracting these people? Beside the affordable rent and mortgage payments, the aspect plays a great role – why? Because the well-maintained houses are more likely to present the workforce with a place not only affordable, but also comfortable. Well-designed and well-located, they represent an opportunity for job creation, let alone the simple fact that this is a much more effective way of organizing a community. So, with the affordable housing everything is a constant growth: the growth in workforce leads to growth in buying power, with its inevitable advantage – the decrease in overcrowding. Who would like a messy and disorganized workspace?
The advantages don’t stop here. The best part for a worker is when his commutation doesn’t take too long, especially when it is an unpleasant way to go. Fortunately, everything is pleasant about the affordable housing. Not only do you get to work in the same area you live in, but the wisely chosen location of each and every house provides the workers with a friendly recreational space as well, a space that can reflect the organized and clear routine a worker should have.
All this leads to the improvement of the community health. The friendlier the workspace, the healthier the worker. As long as the mind is healthy, the output of the workforce will grow on a daily basis. Therefore, the root of a qualitative workload is the healthy environment in which the worker lives. This way, the affordable housing seems to be a win-win! The workers give their best and the community receives the best from their effort. This feels like the way to a brighter future of the workforce, doesn’t it?
In the end, the growth of the community is the ultimate advantage that affordable housing can bring. It allows people to spend more time with their loved ones.
As we all know and as Aaron Peterson, founder of My Mini Casa says, “My Mini Casa is a family based company”, this being the reason they decided to make the Summer Conference and the Affordable Housing come together. The Summer Conference is aimed at finding innovative ways and ideas in order to improve their business! As always, they are looking for ways to take their work to the next level, and so they thought of associating the affordable housing with their shipping containers. From what I’ve seen, I can say their work is being shaped! August 2-5 is when the Conference will be happening, and believe me, they are making waves! Go check dashausx.com for more info! From my point of view, this is the team that knows how to run the game!