To: Charles Martel
My 65 year old neighbor described to me the demise of East New Orleans. He was born and raised there and he said it used to be called the Pearl of New Orleans. He said there was an apartment complex near his house. Nice place. Then the owner started letting in section 8. The paying renters eventually moved out and the complex turned all section 8.
He said the demise started small. First a ball left out or a garden hose would disappear. Then cars would start getting broken into. From there it went to houses. He told me the last straw was when his kids came home talking ghetto. His wife said that's it, we are moving.
He moved across the Lake before ENOLA went too bad so he was able to get a good price for his house. Of course what started as an trickle became an exodus.
I worry about what may happen where I live. Since the Hurricane we have seen an increase in the number people from NOLA originally moving here and section 8 apartments have been sprouting up. Fortunately the local LEO's have been able to keep the trash in check.
posted on 01/05/2013 9:11:16 PM PST
(And Now for Something Completely Different)
Same thing heppned in Houston when they banned adult only apartments. I lived in a very
quiet complex where Mgt would have keg parties poolside once a month and
the grounds were very clean. Once they were forced to allow children and section 8,
"by law" the whole area became the armpit of crime on Richmond dr.
posted on 01/06/2013 3:12:49 AM PST
(Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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