Ann Arbor is having the same pains, and I imagine Ms. Eudaly will face many of the same obstacles that face affordable housing proponents and political candidates here: an entrenched pro-development city council backed by DDA money, a bustling industry of non-profits creating "affordable-housing" which has become a zero-sum game as private market affordable spaces are converted to public-market affordable (read:subsidized) spaces. Oh and of course the influx of yuppies, millennial's and empty nesters that somehow can afford $500K condos, and can't be bothered to vote. It's all about the Money and Buildings here, as the sky grows dark with $1200/bedroom pre-fab high-rises by hack architects.
That aside, I love and respect Joe Sacco, and can't wait to read this. His tales from Eastern Europe/Balkans were the best reading iIhad in a long time, I hope he is getting the commercial success he deserves.