A report by Smart Growth America is calling for an examination of federal real estate spending.
Currently the American government subsidizes suburban sprawl to the tune of $450 billion per year, and the report argues that this essentially redistributes funds from the poor to the rich.
The report calls for lawmakers to support all types of housing, reinvest in existing neighbourhoods, create a safety net for American families, and help strengthen the beleaguered middle class.
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