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‘Our kind’ can’t afford to work here

Brianne SnowSilverthorne

Re: “Why view home ownership as a right?” (Daily Mail, April 19)As a full-time Summit resident, I am amazed with Bob Norton’s lack of understanding why affordable housing is so important for residents here.Summit County is a wonderful place to live but it is extremely expensive for working class citizens, such as service workers, teachers, police officers, fire fighters, daycare providers, etc. It is disrespectful and out of line for him to assume “our local residents who clamor for welfare housing could free up some cash by cutting back on their cigarette, booze and drug habits.” I love my life here in Summit but it is hard, even without the habits Bob referred to. I hope to one day own a real house with a yard, but for now I’ll just keep working hard, saving money and contributing to the community I hold so dear. Bob, maybe you should head back to Napa Valley where “our kind” is not allowed.


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