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Re: “The Puget Sound region urgently needs housing density in all urban communities”:

The author cites Minneapolis activists’ claim that exclusive single family zones create inequality. I disagree.

It is not the zones. It is the pre-existing socioeconomic conditions that prohibit access to the full spectrum of housing choices.

Too expensive, unequal education; bias in lending; and lack of family-wage jobs and promotion of large rather than small homes by builders are practices that, if reformed, would open access to improved economic vitality and a greater range of housing choices.

Improve these conditions, including crumbling infrastructure, and we will have a more equal platform for housing availability.

Sandra Kruize, Tukwila