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  • The homes of rich people in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents made homeless

    06/16/2017 11:43:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/16/17 | James Tapsfield
    Full Title.............................The homes of rich people in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents made homeless by fire, says Corbyn....................................The homes of rich people in Kensington could be seized for Grenfell Tower residents made homeless by fire, Jeremy Corbyn said today. Mr Corbyn said the London borough was a ‘tale of two cities’ between a wealthy south and a poor north. He suggested that 'requisitioning' vacant properties would be a solution to the shortage of available accommodation for those displaced. ‘Properties must be found – requisitioned if necessary – in order to make sure that residents do get rehoused...
  • MN Housing Board to Pay Monthly Rent for Migrants Traveling Back to East Africa

    10/01/2016 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    The move was sought by local East African immigrants. Immigrants traveling for 30 to 90 days could apply for a hardship which will reduce their rent to $75 a month while they are gone. The Star Tribune reported: Public housing residents in Minneapolis will no longer need to pay their normal monthly rent when travel abroad erases their income, a change particularly sought by East African immigrants. The board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority approved this week reverting to its previous policy of collecting only minimal rent during extended absences. The change takes effect once approved by federal housing...
  • Swedish family's eviction nightmare shows dangers of Public housing & diversity!

    06/06/2016 7:17:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 22 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    Uffe Rustan and his two teenage sons live in a public housing project in the Swedish city of Lidingo in Sweden. It seemed they were living the good life of a Swedish family in a socialist country that is highly tolerant and highly leftish. That tolerance and leftism came calling at their home one day in the form of a voicemail from human services. It told Uffe that he and his family were to be evicted in August to make room for a family of Arab refugees. Uffe called and asked why and the caller told him "Because people from...
  • 'Housing first': Dallas's new strategy for the city's most costly homeless people

    03/20/2016 8:46:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom Dart
    For rent: brand new one-bed apartments in the shadow of downtown Dallas, a short walk from one of the city's trendiest areas. On-site concierge. Successful applicants will be homeless, mentally ill and possess criminal records. . . . All for a rent of 30% of the tenant's monthly income - whether it is $1,000 or $10. The only requirement? "Be a good tenant," James says. That means no criminal or disruptive behaviour; but no pressure on residents to immediately go sober if they are addicted to alcohol, for example.
  • Government's Wasteful Spending, from the Forest to the Trees

    08/22/2015 5:59:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the release of the HUD watchdog's report on wasteful public housing assistance... The watchdog for the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report. Some 25,000 families, only about 3% of the system, depending on how you look at it, receive federal housing assistance despite having earnings well above the income limits required to qualify for such subsidies. Major publications on both sides of the argument – such as the Daily Caller on the right and the Washington Post on the left – immediately seized on the issue and rightly blasted it. How dare the government provide...
  • Family living in public housing makes half a million a year, and HUD's OK with that

    08/19/2015 8:23:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18 | Jennifer Karmon
    In New York, there's a family of four that makes half a million dollars a year — and lives in public housing at $1,574 a month. In Los Angeles, one family of five makes $205,000 a year and pays $1,100 in rent for subsidized housing. The family was admitted to the program in 1974 and has been overincome since at least 2011. How can this be?
  • Obama to announce project for more broadband in public housing

    07/15/2015 8:40:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 15, 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce on Wednesday a pilot project to expand broadband access for people who live in public housing, in his administration's latest push to bridge the "digital divide" between the rich and poor. Working with mayors, internet service providers and other companies and nonprofits, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will make it cheaper and easier for more than 275,000 low-income households with almost 200,000 children to get home internet, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Obama is set to speak about the program in Durant, Oklahoma...
  • POLICE: ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER SHOT IN MARYLAND AS CHILDREN WATCHED

    06/15/2015 3:57:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 06/14/2015 | staff
    Police say an ice cream truck driver in Maryland was gunned down as he was selling treats to children and a suspect has been arrested. Frederick police say 22-year-old Brandon Brown was fatally shot Saturday afternoon at Lucas Village, a subsidized housing complex. Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman, says Brown drove into the community playing music to announce his arrival. He says children were lined up to buy ice cream when Brown stepped out of the truck and was approached by a man who shot him in the chest. Brown died at the scene.
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • [Galveston] Island lawsuit seeks to block public housing

    12/04/2013 8:48:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 4, 2013 | Harvey Rice
    "....................Last year an anti-public housing slate of candidates won election to dominate the City Council, leading to a confrontation with federal and state officials that resulted in badly needed federal disaster funds being withheld from the city. The city relented and the issue appeared to be resolved. The Galveston Open Government Project said it filed the lawsuit because it failed over the last two years to persuade the City Council and the Housing Authority to halt efforts to rebuild public housing. The lawsuit filed by the Open Government Project and three former public housing residents accuses federal, city and state...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Wins Permanent Injunction v. Illinois Public Housing Gun Ban

    05/03/2013 2:34:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Gun Mag ^ | 2 May, 2013 | SAF
    The Second Amendment Foundation has won a permanent injunction against the Warren County, Ill. Housing Authority’s ban on the possession of firearms by residents or guests.The case was filed more than a year ago in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Rock Island Division. Ronald G. Winbigler, a resident of Costello Terrace in Monmouth, is a physically disabled former police officer who wanted to keep a handgun in his residence for personal protection.SAF filed the lawsuit on his behalf, and they were represented by attorney David Sigale, who noted, “People do not lose their Second Amendment rights...
  • Which of these PMs sacked the most miners? (Clue: It wasn’t Lady Thatcher)…

    04/14/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:51 EST, 13 April 2013 | Allister Heath
    Judging by some of the recent coverage, Thatcher’s enemies have successfully spread a series of damaging myths about her. Many of these sound plausible, and are even accepted by some of her supporters, but few stand up to proper scrutiny. Take the myth that Thatcher was deeply unpopular. The truth is that she won 43.9 percent of the vote in 1979, 42.4 percent in 1983 and 42.2 percent in 1987—landslide results of which contemporary politicians can only dream. … It has also become fashionable to blame one of her greatest triumphs—the sale of council homes to tenants—for today’s horrendous housing...
  • Anger over unannounced police drill

    03/27/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 19 replies
    www.timesunion.com ^ | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | By Lauren Stanforth
    Albany Chelsey Morales said police confined her to an apartment. Thurston Gross said police threatened to arrest him for trespassing as he tried to get to his own home. What happened at Ida J. Yarbrough Homes Thursday during a police training exercise was unacceptable, said residents and community advocates at a lively meeting of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association on Monday night at the Arbor Hill/West Hill Library. Albany Police Department's SWAT team conducted a hostage rescue drill in a vacant apartment at the public housing complex, just a few yards away from occupied homes.
  • Who Failed Chicago?

    02/13/2013 5:40:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America. Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let's talk. Obama, his wife, his campaign strategists, his closest cronies and his biggest bundlers all hail from Chicago....
  • Residents of Wrentham public housing complex ordered to remove U.S. flags

    07/12/2012 8:33:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 68 replies
    Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle ^ | 7/11/12 | Matt Kakley
    WRENTHAM — Just a week after the nation celebrated its birthday, residents of the Garden Lane public housing complex are being told they can no longer display their patriotism by hanging U.S. flags outside their homes. Tenants of the complex, operated near the center of town by the Wrentham Housing Authority, were notified of the new policy through a letter taped to their doors sometime Wednesday afternoon. The letter, which is unsigned but is on housing authority letterhead, says the move was made after a tenant repeatedly complained to the state Department of Housing and Community Development over the July...
  • Residents protest proposed smoking ban in York Housing Authority homes

    06/13/2012 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 24 replies
    York (PA) Daily Record ^ | June 13, 2012 | EMILY OPILO
    York, PA - When Blaine Bosserman was searching for an apartment, he stayed with his mother until he could find a building that allowed smoking. And when he settled upon a high rise in the 400 block of East King Street owned by York's housing authority, Bosserman, 45, made sure there were no conditions in the lease that would prevent him from lighting up inside. But a proposed ban on smoking in the York Housing Authority's 1,068 units countywide could soon force Bosserman to extinguish his cigarettes. Pending approval of the authority's board and the U.S. Department of Housing and...
  • A beating at Church and Brambleton

    05/01/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT · by Raebie · 62 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michelle Washington
    Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim. The victim's friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The...
  • Neighborhoods of CHA relocations experienced higher crime rates

    04/05/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 04/06/2012 | FRANK MAIN
    Crime was worse in neighborhoods where former Chicago Housing Authority residents used vouchers to move into private apartments, a new study found. From 2000 to 2008, violent crime was 21 percent higher in neighborhoods with high concentrations of voucher-holding former CHA residents — when compared to similar neighborhoods without them, the Washington-based Urban Institute found. Property crime also would have been lower without relocated residents in those neighborhoods, the study said. Violent crime dropped about 26 percent across the city over the same time period, according to the Chicago Police Department. The Urban Institute attributed about 1 percent of the...
  • Wait gets longer for public housing

    07/01/2011 4:36:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2011 | Harvey Rice
    GALVESTON — More than 1,000 Galveston residents have waited nearly three years for public housing units that open for leasing today. Most of those on the list will have to keep waiting. Only 40 units will be leased immediately, and it may be a year before more are built. The Galveston Housing Authority board has dumped a previous plan and will turn over most of its functions to a private company, further delaying the reconstruction of 569 units torn down because of damage caused by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. ...."We could have put it back exactly the way it...
  • Outrage around homeless mom charged for sending son to better school

    04/25/2011 10:32:49 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    Education activists are rallying around a homeless woman who may face jail time for enrolling her son in kindergarten under a friend's address. Supporters say the woman's story is yet another dismaying example of inequality in the U.S. education system. Tanya McDowell, a homeless single mother from Bridgeport, is charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny for signing up her 5-year-old son to attend nearby Norwalk schools under the address of a friend. (Her son went to the school for four months. Her friend has been evicted from public housing for letting McDowell use her address.) McDowell...