GUEST COMMENTARY: Valparaiso needs more affordable housing

NWI Times   June 12, 2018
Written by Elias Crim

Valpo now has three brewpubs, but that’s not all that’s been brewing in recent years. The gentrification debate has finally come out in the open in the Vale of Paradise. On May 22, some two dozen Valparaiso clergy — Lutherans, Catholics, a local rabbi, evangelicals and other churches — presented a letter to the Human Relations Council and the City Council reminding the powers that be of their prior acceptance of the 2014 civic vision plan (called ValpoNEXT) which included this section:


3a. Ensure Affordable Shelter. Welcome all (not only in word but in deed), by ensuring affordable housing for disabled and minimum wage workers in Valparaiso, through a joint initiative of the city and nonprofit sector. This will require the city to develop a housing strategy and staff resources to implement.  [read the full story here]