If I understand this correctly, this is what they’ve been saying, off and on, for the past sixty or seventy years.
If you leave slum dwellers in a slum, then they’re never going to change. So, move the slum dwellers into middle class neighborhoods, like a checkerboard. Don’t put housing developments (slum buckets) into slums. Put them into middle class neighborhoods. Not your upper class neighborhoods where the politicians and the big donors and operators dwell, but the middle-class and working-class neighborhoods.
This has been going on since the time of FDR, when he moved blacks from the South into the northern industrial cities, to do the work of workers who had been drafted—moving public housing around into formerly Italian, Irish, Polish, and other working class neighborhoods.
The result, of course, has been to drive former residents out, for fear of robbery and muggings, and to expand the slums, as more and more single mothers are encouraged by the welfare system—since they will reliably vote Democrat as many times as they’re bused to the polls, and as more and more fatherless children join the youth gangs and are trained in violence and crime.
Realators and developers love real estate churn.
You’re a 1000% right. None of this is new. It’s the same crap, decade after decade. Everything the Progressiviks claim to come up with is nothing more than warmed over Marxism.
Forward....back to the 1930’s.
If HUD would stick to the blighted neighborhoods I wouldn’t have as much of a problem with it (beyond the waste of money). But, as you say, the only way to get a mixture of incomes would be to sweep middle-class neighborhoods into the plan, mixing in Section Eight housing liberally. We’ll end up with a much larger slum than before, only good people will have their homes’ values destroyed in the process. There would be no choice but to flee the place, and take pennies on the dollar for you home.
Yup, it’s been going on for decades, that’s how I’m so sure. Liberals claim it’s the Races, but it’s the crime that’s the driver.