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Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)
Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun

Posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by drewh

The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.

But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center.

The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program so that more low-income residents can leave the city's roughest neighborhoods and start a new life in places with low poverty and crime and close to good schools and jobs. Some building owners are happy for the business.

Justin Elliott, principal at Chicago-based Marc Realty Residential, has few complaints after the CHA approved supervouchers for 36 leases this year and last in a 96-unit building Marc owned at 2300 S. Michigan Ave. Marc recently sold the building, which had the most supervouchers by far among all properties, according to the CHA.

“All in all, we viewed this as a very positive experience,” Mr. Elliott says.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagohousing; housing; hud; obamanomics; rahm; supervouchers; vouchers

1 posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Share the ghetto,that’s their motto.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 4:50:19 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: drewh

Elections have consequences.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: drewh

I was going to post a picture of George and Weezie Jefferson...you know, ‘movin’ on up’.

But then I remembered, in that show George Jefferson paid his own way into that deluxe apartment in the sky. He didn’t use taxpayer dollars to fund his fancy living space.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 4:54:54 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: drewh

Block busting


5 posted on 07/28/2014 4:55:44 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: drewh

I’m guessing that it is the uppity-high-class, hoity toities that live in the gold coast area that are to blame that now the smelly riff-raff are their next door neighbors in the hood.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 4:57:45 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: drewh
Those units are easy to identify.

They're the ones with the Michelle Obama 2016 banners on the outside balcony.

7 posted on 07/28/2014 4:58:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: drewh

Artist: The Comrads
Album: The Comrads
Song: Homeboyz
Typed by: Lilmidget1@aol.com

Gangsta: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,
K-Mac: Comrads
Gangsta: nine-seven

Chorus: (Comrads) You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy
You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy

1980 when I been throwin it up
I put that on the hood I never been blowin it up
Now I shoot craps where I shot marbles
I hit the corner in a Benz where I roll a Monte Carlo
Me and my same crew from BMX’s to Rolex’s and Lexus’s
(Pop Pop) who wanna flex with this
We tight ? bring the right clip
Got sent to the pen for strappin chickens on a white chick
36 months of humps and drinkin 40’s
Tryna get swole and come home with Motorolla
I do what I told ya
Before I live like a trick I’d rather die like a souldier
Never snitched, never will
Never ran with a cat that ever squealed,
If he did then we would spill
Cuz we fold together, we share tone and we roll together,
And we down for whatever

Chorus: (Comrads) You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy
You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy

Gangsta:
Bellin, with nothin but fellons
when it’s going down neeya, it ain’t no tellin
Big money, dreams, is down with the Cavi scene since a teen
You know what I mean?
European autos, black folks to win the lotto
Fully autos, gettin paid is my motto
Nine grad, to get my thangs I neva had
It ain’t much, fool mess around and get touched
Life a sin, I’m gettin phonies from the pen
My fanmail is from the county jail
Girls can talk slang, hoochie mamas is the whole thang
A ghetto star, from the Caviar
Before my video, I ran my city lok
Big diamonds shining, waiting for the time and light to grind
No more hard timing,
and I’m out taking mine, neeya!

Chorus: (Comrads) You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy
You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy

K-Mac:
Ha ha, before you stands a man of prestige
Two-thousand dollar suits to bend these slacks fees
Only machine’ll burn amounts of cheese
Won’t stop ‘till I buy a house next to Ice Ceez
Give my right hand to God, its on
That’s why I’m out of town with these koochie playas workin so hard
Can’t sleep skip child ‘till I paid in full
Hit the house sex his spouse and go bang the hood
Gangsta:
Fool you can take the boy out the hood
But you can’t take the hood out the homeboy,
So it’s on boy
Rough riders swervin impalas
Linen suits and boots, when I hollas at the white collars
Bangin executives
Now just imagin how much fear and respect we get
I gives a damn if I was living in the hills
I’d be scoping out my neighbor tryna take whats his and um

Chorus: (Comrads) You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy
You can take the boy out the hood,
But you cant take the hood out the homeboy

Gangsta:
Ha ha, yeah, parlayin on top of the hills, a, in chucks
Mind ya strilla, hits the curb
And lets see who’s got the most smiles,
westsiyeed!


8 posted on 07/28/2014 5:02:52 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: drewh

Our tax money at work. Oops, work is a four letter word in Obama’s Transformed Amerika. It’s still our tax money, though.... Just that nobody’s working for it anymore.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 5:09:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: jacknhoo

So... I would guess that the ‘writers’ of this ‘lyrical masterpiece’ do not have access to any kind of spell checker.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 5:16:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: drewh
“All in all, we viewed this as a very positive experience,” Mr. Elliott says.

Did you bother to check with your existing tenants before making your "very positive experience?"

Seems to me this would be a legal argument to cancel any long term lease. There is never an expectation in similar buildings of hosting EBT mommas and drug dealers...

11 posted on 07/28/2014 5:22:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: LostInBayport
I was going to post a picture of George and Weezie Jefferson...you know, ‘movin’ on up’.

Just make sure any such sign goes up first on the White House fence.

12 posted on 07/28/2014 5:23:23 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: drewh

Someone is looking to quickly lower the value of this property in order to snap it up at a bargain price. Bet on it.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: drewh
Really? Do they think their drugs and dope will not follow them to those posh pads?
And their roach infested furniture?

No, this will not end well. If I were living there it would be time to leave
before devaluation starts.

14 posted on 07/28/2014 5:30:23 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: LostInBayport

Yea, Jefferson earned his American dream. A concept lost to those Ghetto folk.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 5:32:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: drewh

One of His Arrogance’s or the Chicago Princess’s friends trying to force a short sale of the building?


16 posted on 07/28/2014 5:37:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: Farmer Dean

I am thrilled beyond words at the thought of all those snobby, rich, high-rise Obama-bot supporters of the Democrats, having to share their little above-it-all kingdom with the peons....imagine the snit some of them must be having right now!

I love it!


17 posted on 07/28/2014 5:44:14 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: drewh

Welfare Gone Wild


18 posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: drewh

Just livin’ large like their role models in the White House. Haters gonna hate!


19 posted on 07/28/2014 5:47:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: GeronL

all they need is free gubmint ganja and they’ll be all set..


20 posted on 07/28/2014 5:47:53 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

That is Berkeley or Colorado


21 posted on 07/28/2014 5:48:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leave Chicago/Illinois while you still can.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 5:49:16 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MaxMax

If you put a spoonful of wine into a barrel of sewage, you get ... sewage.

If you put a spoonful of sewage into a barrel of wine, you get ... sewage.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:53:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: drewh

didn’t read any of the article. I labeled this as “third world corruption now here in the US”. in the past eve bureaucrats would think this unseemly. not now!


24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:56:38 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: drewh

Move them next to rich libs who donated to Rahm and Zero.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 6:01:19 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: LostInBayport

George did it the old fashioned way...He earned it!


26 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: griswold3

George was a small business success - dry cleaning.

I’m sure Baraq would tell him “you didn’t build that”


27 posted on 07/28/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: TigerClaws

“Move them next to rich libs who donated to Rahm and Zero.”

lake shore boulevard, i think they just did...


28 posted on 07/28/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (liberal logic: Sarah Palin is not a real woman but "Chelsea" Manning is...)
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To: drewh

Same thing in the Minnesota Twin Cities where even high end apartments renting for thousands of dollars per month have “Section 8 Housing”


29 posted on 07/28/2014 6:55:26 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: drewh
This is a way to line the pockets of the landlords. It has nothing to do with 'hepping de po', it is a transfer of wealth from the taxpayers to the landlords, using the po' as pawns in the game.

SO who collects?

Poor people gonna take what you gibs dem.

But that is just the thing people get angry about, while the others behind it all are laughing all the way to the bank...

30 posted on 07/28/2014 10:08:54 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: drewh

Once again ...

WTF OVR?!

See my tag line.


31 posted on 07/28/2014 10:34:11 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: drewh
I'll bet these super-vouchers went to "friends of Rahm".

This has got to be political.

It is fine fodder for investigation.

32 posted on 07/28/2014 11:59:45 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Farmer Dean

next stop for the illegals


33 posted on 07/29/2014 1:45:38 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: nascarnation

Today Mr Jefferson would be facing a 38 count indictment from the EPA.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 2:56:23 AM PDT by AlbertWang
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To: The Great RJ

I believe this is part of a national trend, whereas the unassimilated ethnic underclass is being redistributed to areas where a working, productive population can pay for their housing, food, and education. Just north of me in NJ a large apartment building was built (for yuppie-types), and 10% of the units are Section 8. The other 90% will get the bill for “quartering” those gibsmedats (similar to the Quartering Act whereby colonists had to house British troops).

Those unfortunate 90% will house their enemies, and their children will be in school with them as well...


35 posted on 07/29/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“This is a way to line the pockets of the landlords. It has nothing to do with ‘hepping de po’, it is a transfer of wealth from the taxpayers to the landlords, using the po’ as pawns in the game.”

I don’t know; these places become inhabitable for working people (who are robbed by the gibsmedats while they are out working all day). Any building required to house a certain percentage of gibsmedats ends up being 100% gibsmedat very quickly; nobody else would live there.

The real purpose is to break up voting blocs of taxpayers.


36 posted on 07/29/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: drewh

“This is nuts,” says landlord Tony Rossi, president of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp., who describes himself as a liberal Democrat. “In a situation where you’re dealing with a low-income person, do they really need a 25th-floor apartment with a lake view? It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Ah the limousine liberal logic. It’s all about the po folk as long as I don’t have to deal with them.


37 posted on 07/29/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: The Great RJ

Well, the HUD Secretary is named “Castro”.
He’s probably Fidels cousin.


38 posted on 07/08/2015 4:40:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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