Hendrickson's practical approach will be good for city | Letters | Aug. 12
August 16, 2011 · 1:08 PM
In the at-large City Council position I would like to state my support for Kimberly Hendrickson, who has an impressive background in political science and urban affairs and has been published in academic journals.
In addition, as a board member of Housing Resources Board, she added a new program that resurrected an old institution, HomeShare. HRB’s home share places those looking for affordable housing in contact with homeowners who need a boarder to help with their mortgage payments or need help around the house.
Ms. Hendrickson’s HomeShare concept solves three socioeconomic problems at once: it ameliorated the lack of affordable housing for the island’s support; it ameliorated the mortgage crisis which came about by some many over-extending themselves financially and faced the consequences when the economy turned sour; and finally, and perhaps most importantly, it ameliorated the social ill of isolation and distance between classes on Bainbridge.
A new and simple idea based on old concepts solving multiple problems. This is the type of thinking our city needs and Kim Hendrickson will provide that for us.