July 9 - July 13, 2018

The Philadelphia City Council voted last month to implement a new 1 percent tax on construction projects, which would generate about $22 million annually to fund affordable housing. Do you think this is a good plan?

Answers Votes
No; it will severely impact construction progress. 76%
Yes; it's an efficient way to set aside needed funds. 21%
Other. (Please respond in the comments.) 3%

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Comment from Leeann Errotabere, (7/11/2018, 11:57 AM)

Are school districts, city and government agencies exempt from the 1% tax? If not, government is simply taxing government.

Comment from Phil Kabza, (7/12/2018, 3:07 PM)

Handled correctly, this program could help to produce the next generation of entry level home buyers, continuing to stimulate construction and support housing values. The challenge, as always, is to hold down corruption and hold up basic construction quality.

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