Providing apartments for paying tenants and subsidized tenants in the same building is not a good idea ["Wyandanch: Rents released," News, Aug. 19].

The subsidized tenants will envy the lifestyle of the market-rate tenants, who will resent sharing the same address with subsidized tenants.

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Affordable housing should be built separately. All people have an equal right to decent housing, but all people are patently not equal. Some are more beautiful, more intelligent, more athletic, more artistic, etc.

Americans have no problem recognizing these differences and rewarding them. Yet we want people to be housed together regardless of ability to pay?

Aurora Forte, Smithtown