A hand full of neighbors were waiting for Karen when she arrived 10 minutes early to Dick’s house near the Snohomish Library. The first topic was problems in the neighborhood, parking, loud parties, but at the top of the list was homeless drug users that hang out around the library, using benches along the Centennial Trail.
Dick changed the subject with his question of just what is affordable housing. The general definition, Karen explained, is housing that costs no more than 30% of your income, of course, many people are paying more than that in today’s housing market.
Following a lively discussion on many issues, Dick brought the group back to affordable housing as something he wanted to work on to close the get-together.