I wrote last month about the local housing crisis, speaking to the new workforce housing group and to the people who are choosing to help retain and build workforce housing with their own properties.

Some readers apparently thought that I was taking a shot at the idea of “profit” last month. Not so. I have no quibble with people making legitimate and reasonable profit. I do have a problem with maximizing profit — in housing or in any other economic endeavor — being a sole or primary goal. People and our needs are more complicated than that.


Rich Wandschneider is the director of the Josephy Library of Western History and Culture.

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