Skip to comments.Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled
Posted on 01/12/2013 9:00:53 AM PST by SkyPilot
TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A chaotic scene erupted at the Taylor Human Services Center when the crowd waiting for a Section 8 Housing voucher distribution got out of control.
The center is located at Eureka and Lange Roads. That's between on Eureka, between Beech Daly and Inkster.
Officers say thousands of people from all over the area were at the center at the time of the incident. 7 Action News is being told there were 1,000 vouchers available and 5,000 people showed up trying to get one.
The crowd had grown overnight as more and more people arrived. Some of them said they started lining up yesterday evening.
Witnesses say the line stretched for a mile down Lange Road.
Police say, when the time came for the vouchers to be distributed, there was a mad rush for the door. Officers tried to control the crowd, but couldn't.
Officers had to shut down several lanes of Eureka Road until the situation could be brought under control. The road is now reopened.
Several people were arrested. The rest were sent home. Today's distribution has been canceled and will be rescheduled.
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Full story title is: "Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control"
An MIT graduate (no joke), was lamenting that people in the apartment complex where he lived who were on Section 8 had it much better off than he did. Their rent was fully paid, and they did not hold jobs.
He asked "Where is the incentive to work?"
Welcome to ObamaLand.
Well, at least we can rest assured that 4000 of THE BARACK won’t be moving into our neighborhoods any time soon. Now we only have to worry about the 1000 and devaluation of our homes, debasing and druggifying our high schools, and having to hire more cops to patrol at night.
The left knows that the producers will continue to work and start businesses. The left knows that the producers have self-esteem, and would never take a handout.
The left knows that the slackers have no self-esteem, and will not work or start businesses. The left knows that they will vote democrat.
The left knows that the producers are not going to go out in the streets and set fires and throw stones at cops.
The left knows that the slackers will riot in the streets if their free money, apartments and cell phones are taken away.
You’re not using the liberal part of your head. Option 3: If 1,000 vouchers are set aside and 5,000 people show up, simply print up 4,000 more vouchers.
Or give them each a Trillion Dollar coin.
The vouchers might get conservative support if they pay people to live in another state.
This “section 8” is just one example of the massive transfer of money from the producers to the slackers. Not just the rent. The crime and loss of quality of life. The added police protection.
There are many other ways that money is taken from the industrious and given to the slothful.
LOL. Never get between a raging democrat hoard and "free stuff". You'll get stampeded.
Another from Louisiana the other day. Sounds somewhat calmer but there were fights.
Slavery comes in all forms, unfortunately there are people (black and white) who are slaves to the mentality of entitlement.
Liberalism has not helped them achieve the best of their potential, it has kept them chained to the government.
It is time to break the chains and be free from bondage called “entitlement”.
This money must go out all at once. Here’s a story out of Georgia .
In my Apartment complex, where average apartment complex household income is 120K, there are two Apartment reserved for housing 8 (California state forced them to reserve for housing 8). They are the largest apartment with AC. (none of other apartments are with AC). They wear better trendy clothes than rest of us and own 3 SUV plus car. Ofcourse they are Holder people.
“”Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control”
Good. I say fence them in, get the police out of there, and let them kill each other.
Why not? Cities used to give bums a bus ticket to the next county or city. California does it in reverse by offering very generous welfare which attracts all of them here (together with our fine weather).
Thunderdome Housing Authority.
Section 8: Destroyer of neighborhoods.
XYZ Government Office is handing out housing vouchers. They make a big announcement and put it in papers knowing they only have X number of vouchers. Then Voucher day comes and people panic and a ruckus/riot ensues.
Its like the government is engineering "incidents of civil unrest".
This concerns me greatly.
>>>>Its like the government is engineering “incidents of civil unrest”.
They want more redistribution.
Yeah, nobody needs 30-round magazines. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you...
There are certainly better ways of doing it if we’re going to hand out the money. This seems like a deliberate attempt to create chaos.
Most of these people are on welfare anyway. Pick 1000 of them right off the top and be done with it.
I’m glad I live in a tiny town with virtually no services and only 2 rental units that I know of.
You don’t have AC? In California?
Anyway, I’m in California, too, and I know what you’re talking about. A coworker of mine (who happens to be black) lived in a building that allowed some Section 8. She complained bitterly about how the Section 8 tenants got to live in the same building as she did, but didn’t have to pay nearly as much. And they were troublemakers. The cops were always having to come to the building, helicopters hovering overhead, etc.
Section 8 is a horrendous evil and needs to be abolished.
It would be nice to be required to demonstrate that one has worked 40 hours a week(even at minimum wage) b4 applying for any form of assistance(pay check stubs?). I think the work is out there once the illegals are accounted for. Throw in ‘loser pays’ provision in tort reform and eliminate a few departments and we are on our way..
"This was intentionally done to create a crisis. The issuing of vouchers for section eight ought to be done by prior screening and appointments with housing authorities with applicants over time. This was a publicity stunt done by Government workers who wanted to make a statement."
Welfare is set up to reward sloth. Welfare should be increased for hours of work instead of decreased up to a point.
Can’t spend a day filling out job applications, but they can spend DAYS standing in line for free s&*t. They all look like a bunch of animals. And what is it with these people and MALLS? You supposedly have no money, so you choose to spend your time walking around a place where the whole point of being there is to spend money. And if you have no money, isn’t it just torture to look at all the stuff you can’t afford? I only go to a mall if I have money to spend and am planning to buy something.
And they're doing this in the name of 'diversity'... social engineering.
Then they call you racist when you complain about the degradation of your neighborhood.
Section-8 Black Friday...
This is deliberate. It is the prime example of BRA and the consequences thereof. It is not only the theft of money from the productive majority to the 12.6% but also the transfer of power from us to them.
No matter where the productive flee the Government pays to have their affluent locales invaded. Once the minority reaches about 20% of the population living conditions decline. The 12.6% does not have within them, as a whole, to maintain an advanced, civil, high tech society. There are dozens of cities/countries across the US and the world that prove this point and there is not one that allows refutation.
How ridiculous it is to hear this reporterette zombie tell us how “heartbreaking” it is that people were denied their vouchers.
How about the little homey at the end of the video split the rent with her baby daddy? Huh?? Why can’t these imbeciles do what every other productive member of society does ...GET MARRIED. STAY MARRIED. Split your living expenses with the father of your children. God, I just want to go pound the WALL.
WHY these people are considered any different from the rest of us? Why can’t they stay together, males and females, for the good of their children and our society? Why are they NOT expected to do this?? Are we to believe they are mentally deficient and unable to do so? I think it is WE who are mentally deficient for EVER allowing this!
I think the ONLY thing holding me together anymore is the thought of this horrific system collapsing, and these people will either be forced to do what it takes to survive, or they WON’T. Problem will be solved.
You have morbidly obese people, sitting in a clean, taxpayer funded cyber cafe with brand new flat screen computers to take their on-line application so they can get "free" rent paid for by other people's hard work.
And what is the focus of the story?
That the obese moochers are complaining about how the brand new computers sometimes kick them out of the on-line application mid way through and they have to re-type things.
This is just the beginning. Imagine when there is no more money to redistribute and there is no law enforcement. The hordes will be unleashed on society to finish stealing, murdering and torturing anyone caught in their path. God help us.
I don’t know. Looking at these people and how dependent and weak they are, I sadly don’t feel many of them will do a single thing to help their own plight. It will, rather, be the heavy handed government THUGCORPS that will come to take whatever anyone else has to redistribute it TO them.
A revised way of looking at paying one's "fair share" is to look at the time spent on working for the "public good" (paying taxes).
It's annoying that the 47% spend 0% of their time working for the "public good". How is that fair at all?
I`M CALLING MY CONGRESSMAN !! (soon as i get my obamaphone)
“The vouchers might get conservative support if they pay people to live in another state.”
Aren’t too many 40 hour per week jobs anymore, maybe we’ll have to knock it down to an Obama-28.
In Section 8 housing this effect is magnified as the people living there are takers/low info people and really don't give a damn.
For example, witness the trash and garbage the rabid mob left behind at the Section 8 disturbance:
Free housing, people riot over. Taking away Constitutional freedoms, not so much. That’s a nice looking lawnchair there to the left.
Welcome to Free Republic.
It caught my attention because they we talking about Churches (they were 'black' Presbyterian, Baptist etc.) needing restoration because they were significant to the areas. Then, they started talking about an apartment complex in Chicago that was built by a wealthy man who passed the black neighborhood on his way to work and was disgusted by how the folks there were living. He built these beautiful apartments and many older black folks in the area have fond memories of growing up in those beautiful buildings. Then, the narrator explained that the building were now vacant due to neglect and destruction that happened when the buildings were converted to Section 8 housing.
Wish I could remember the name of the place.
You are correct, they are ingrates and their entitlement mentality is getting worse.
“unfortunately there are people (black and white) who are slaves to the mentality of entitlement”
I only go to a mall if I have money to spend and am planning to buy something.
What’s that old tried and true statement....”God only helps those who help themselves”?