Regarding your editorial “America’s Progressive Slumlord” (June 15): The chronic underfunding of public housing has been covered in this paper and in practically every other major outlet in the U.S.

The federal government itself says that the backlog of total national public-housing capital needs is more than $53 billion. Leaders, both Democrats and Republicans and at the national and local levels, acknowledge that this federal underfunding must be addressed. They know that the housing asset offers shelter and opportunity to youth and provides homes where the low-income elderly can age gracefully.

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