Hopefully the powers that be and all of the do gooders that were so loud in the fall about the lack of affordable housing will take note of the rental stock and rental prices now that the season has changed. It seems to be louder and louder every fall and no doubt will be deafening again this winter. It seems to be more realistic to ask the industries that profit so much from the seasonal influx to do their part and give more staff housing options as opposed to the city( ie the taxpaying citizens) to shoulder the cost for some sort of elaborate public private partnership to build staff housing that will no doubt be a sizeable tax bill when the costs and expenses are under budgeted and the earnings are highly exaggerated.
So as the hotels and resorts and restaurants that profit so greatly from the tourist industey, should they be asking the taxpayer to subsidize their workforce's housing?
Its a classic case of privatizing the profits and socializing the costs(losses).
All we should ask is that the real rental stock without the seasonal influx of workers for one industry be taken into account before we hear the hub bud again this upcoming fall.