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1 posted on 02/26/2013 6:53:04 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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Section 8 is a slum lord’s dream come true. It artificially jacks up the market price for low end rentals, and pushes mid range rents up as well.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 6:57:47 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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This is news? To whom? This has been true for decades. Does ABC have a story on how welfare destroys the will to work for a living?


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:09:48 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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I have a true story from Section 8 land of Boston. Deadbeat woman with deadbeat kids and grandchildren all living on section 8 of $1500 a month. Police constantly called to the house because her son is a drug dealer. Police tell landlord to evict the deadbeat women and her awful children. Deadbeat goes to court and declares that yes her son is a drug dealer and she is gaining custody of her grandchildren. Housing authority rewards her with $2000 a month housing voucher and tells her to find a bigger place. Drug dealing son is still living with her in new more spacious place.
4 posted on 02/26/2013 7:17:07 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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Yep, not news really; this program has destroyed suburban house values throughout the major metro area I live in. Forced us to sell our home, and of course, at a loss. The only buyers are investors looking to turn previously owned houses into Section 8. No one with a brain is “buying” a house in this county or any of the surrounding counties. Its a sure way to lose money.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:18:15 AM PST by Rich21IE
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My elderly Dad is eligible for Section 8 housing. I REFUSE to let him live there. Total dumps in our area filled with slackers and druggies.

‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ is the Poster Child for: “If you build it, they will come!”


6 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:06 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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WARNING!!!!!

CONSPIRACY ALERT!!!

the reason for section 8 and low income housing is quite simple really...

when renters outnumber the homeowners, every property tax increase on the ballot will pass effortlessly...

if you do not own property, you should not be allowed to vote on property tax issues...


7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:24:17 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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Across the street from a grade school, the government inspectors of public housing swab the walls for Meth smoke residue, and post florescent signs on the doors of the childrens families who have been evicted.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:26:03 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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If you see a new apartment complex going up, no matter how high end, it will probably have section 8 in it. The reason is low interest HUD backed financing for the construction...available only if a certain percentage of the units will be section 8.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:31:06 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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My experience with Section 8 renters is the opposite of what is described in this article. They were the worst of tenants, had little skin in the game, didn’t maintain anything, were destructive, and the government bureaucracy made it much more time consuming and difficult to get them out. Additionally, it becomes more and more difficult to find non Section 8 renters in the same areas.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:35:40 AM PST by Truth29
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Income from selling drugs does not count.

I believe lots of foreclosures have been turned into rentals. Many of these properties are owned by banks that got TARP money. The “toxic” loans were paid off yet the banks kept the property. Then the government said “If you’ll rent them out the taxpayers will subsidize you.”


13 posted on 02/26/2013 7:40:32 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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“section 8” crap drives up rental prices, so government pays the rent for more and more people which drives up rental prices, so government .....


16 posted on 02/26/2013 7:59:30 AM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism comes from an incurable mental illness.)
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Besides the obvious wealth transfer features Section 8 ensures each neighborhood will have their quota of blacks. Our neighborhood had a home buyer default, the house was turned into section 8, and voila’ we had a Crips and/or Blood as our new neighbor. We literally had the police parked outside their Section 8 house. Eventually by some machination unknown to the rest of us they were moved out.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 8:13:03 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Someone a few years did an article about the correlation of section 8 properties to crime. It was practically a 1:1 match. The author was that rarest of birds, an honest liberal who didn’t expect the results obtained, but published them anyway.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:57:20 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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Someone a few years did an article about the correlation of section 8 properties to crime. It was practically a 1:1 match. The author was that rarest of birds, an honest liberal who didn’t expect the results obtained, but published them anyway.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 8:57:39 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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My wife is on a temporary assignment in Minneapolis and rents an apartment in one of the nicer suburbs. For what she is paying in rent I was shocked when she moved in that the complex looks like a third world bus station and is filled with Section 8 people who are getting their apartment for free or very cheaply on the tax payers dime. My cousin advised that in the Twin Cities you have to look for apartments as far as possible from bus routes to have any chance of escaping the Section 8 crowd.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 9:40:06 AM PST by The Great RJ
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It’s understood that landlords want tenants who pay at-market rent on time and in full each month. And finding renters who won’t destroy property is icing on the cake.

Section 8 is serving up such renters to real estate investors.


This guy is definitely smoking the wacky weed. From personal experience and from anecdotal evidence of friends who had rental property the odds of having your property un-destroyed are pretty darn slim. Approaching zero depending upon the ethnic group living in the unit.


28 posted on 02/26/2013 10:07:41 AM PST by The Working Man
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“If property is destroyed, the landlord can go to Section 8 and report that tenants are breaching the contract,” says Brian Korte, P.A., Partner at The Law Offices of Korte &Wortman, a foreclosure defense law firm in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Apparently Mr. Korte hasn't read some of the property owner horror stories on the web. Report the property destroyers all you want, the Gummint isn't going to do anything about it until you have tens of thousands of $$ damage, which you will have to repair on your own dime before they'll get you another tenant.

31 posted on 10/06/2013 9:23:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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Let me tell you about a Section 8 person I know personally.

He is white, married for 15 years to the same woman, has 4 kids-one of whom is disabled. He has never done drugs or been arrested. Due to a very weird set of circumstances, he found himself enrolled in the Section 8 program, which allows him and his family to live in a 4-bedroom home. He makes just north of $30,000 a year. The wife can’t work because she has to take care of the disabled kid-and that’s a full-time job in itself.

The landlord is a black woman who owns several properties, most (if not all) of which are Section 8. This woman is also a real-estate lawyer and knows exactly what she can get away with. When she bought the house in which the man and his family are now living, she used inferior materials to refurbish it from the ‘party house’ it was used as before she bought it out of foreclosure. The workmanship of whoever refurbished the house was quite shoddy, and the man has had to do some repairs himself. When he brings it up to her, she threatens him with ending the contract and forcing the man and his family out.

Sadly, because housing in his area is frightfully expensive, he has found that...as much as he wants to move out into something that is NOT Section 8...he can’t. The rental houses that would accommodate his family would cost him over 2/3 of his monthly income. There wouldn’t be enough money left over to pay for food, utilities, gas to get to and from work, and the other bills he has to pay. His skillset, combined with his age (just turned 51), coupled with the bad economy preclude him from getting employment that pays more.

He didn’t vote for Obama, has never voted for any Democrat, and would love to be out from under the government program he finds himself in...but has no idea how without jeopardizing his family’s well-being. I would love to be able to give him an answer on how to proceed, but I can’t figure it out either.


33 posted on 10/06/2013 10:00:05 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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