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  • Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now? (Cairo, IL)

    05/19/2017 6:34:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 17 May 2017 | Monica Davey
    Cairo, Ill., has a population of fewer than 3,000 people. A plan to demolish two public housing developments would force many residents to leave and cut the school enrollment in half. ___ The authorities announced last month that the cost of fixing the developments was out of reach, and that replacing them altogether would cost almost 10 times as much. For hundreds of residents, the decision may mean not only leaving these crumbling buildings, but also moving from Cairo altogether. “For sure they needed to fix this place up a long time ago,” said Nena Ellis, 38, a mother of...
  • CHICAGO Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values

    05/12/2017 6:05:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago City Wire.com ^ | Mar 17, 2017 | Glenn Minnis
    Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values in Jefferson Park, says expert Crime Glenn Minnis James Bovard warns residents of Jefferson Park that they need look no further than the opposite side of the city to see what a proposed low-income, subsidized housing complex could mean for their neighborhood. The plan, backed by 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, would nearly double the amount of subsidized housing in the neighborhood. “It could be the Chatham aftermath all over again,” Bovard, a noted libertarian author and lecturer, told the Chicago City Wire. Chatham is a South Side neighborhood...
  • Why 2017 Is The Year Of The Mobile Home Park

    02/11/2017 10:40:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    NuWire Investor ^ | February 11, 2017 | Frank Rolfe
    The mobile home park has been around as a real estate sector for over half a century. However, it has remained in complete obscurity except for a few lucky investors and such heavyweights as Sam Zell. But 2017 is the year in which mobile home parks will finally be identified for the wonderful business models that they are, as well as the prime solution to the affordable housing crisis in America. And this attention is coming from a number of sources. The U.S. government After being ignored by the Federal Government for the past 50 years, that period of silence...
  • Government pays to house poor in luxury apartments with pools, wine cellars

    03/23/2015 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 23, 2015 | Luke Rosiak
    Verde Point is a self-described "luxury apartment" complex with a rooftop pool and "personal wine storage" that is currently accepting public housing assistance recipients who will live there practically for free, courtesy of the taxpayers — at least until they become gainfully employed and their incomes rise. That's when the pool parties and wine tastings end and they will have to downgrade to a more middle-class abode. The Gramercy is another luxury apartment, also in Arlington, Va., where holders of the federal vouchers formerly known as Section 8 can live, taking advantage of its "massage room and sauna" and "clubroom...
  • Senate GOP And Democrats Save HUD Regulation From Defunding Measure

    05/19/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by gg188 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — A proposed amendment aimed at defunding a controversial Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation related to Section 8 Housing was tabled in the upper chamber Thursday. Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposed an amendment to the Senate Transportation and HUD appropriations bill that would have defunded a regulation stopping the implementation of the HUD regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).
  • Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy

    05/08/2016 9:49:48 AM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy. The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs. Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods. It’s all part of...
  • Obama Administration Sticking it to Whitey

    04/08/2016 1:16:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/16 | Robert Weissberg
    Is the Obama administration, or at least some officials in it, hostile toward whites? This is certainly an awkward, publicly unspeakable question -- and answering it is exceptionally difficult. Not easy to discern the motives of countless Washington bureaucrats.  Nevertheless, recent events outside of Baltimore, MD suggest that enmity toward whites does afflict some Obama administrators and our proof, though short of the smoking gun standard, is probably as good as it gets.  In a nutshell, thanks to Washington’s money and political pressure, thousands of poor blacks will now be re-located from Baltimore’s slums to upgraded housing in the surrounding,...
  • How Obama Stole Dubuque

    01/14/2016 4:51:31 AM PST · by massmike · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 01/14/2016 | STANLEY KURTZ
    Welcome to the world of “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH), Obama’s transformative new regulation. How will AFFH work? The city of Dubuque gives us one of our best and most frightening previews yet. An account of Dubuque as a forerunner of a post-AFFH world comes to us courtesy of a stunning report by Deborah Thornton, a policy analyst for Iowa’s Public Interest Institute. The report tells the story of how Dubuque was pressured to cede large swathes of its governing authority to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has forced the city to direct its limited low-income “Section...
  • Dallas struggles to overcome segregated legacy

    01/02/2016 5:09:49 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1/2/16 | Neena Satija
    DALLAS - By most accounts, census tract 166.05 is not a particularly desirable place to live. Tucked between two major highways in southwest Dallas, the neighborhood is characterized by clusters of ramshackle, one-story houses, huge swaths of vacant land and big warehouses and storage centers. More than 40 percent of people living in the census tract have incomes below the poverty level, a proportion that more than doubled since 2000, according to U.S. Census data. Crime rates and levels of slum and blight are also high, according to the Dallas-based housing advocacy group the Inclusive Communities Project. Such placement "perpetuates...
  • Mass evictions in Healdsburg prompt cries of racism

    07/10/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat (CA) ^ | July 8, 2015 | BY CLARK MASON
    The new owners of a 21-unit, low-rent apartment complex in Healdsburg are evicting all the mostly Latino tenants with plans to fix it up and in some cases more than double the rents, prompting a community outcry as well as highlighting the challenge of providing affordable housing in a hot real estate market. “This town is built on the backs of those people, and those people who trusted me for 30 years to teach their children,” said Judy Sanderson, a retired teacher and self-described “privileged white woman” who said it feels like the new owners are “targeting Hispanic families.” Laura...
  • The Obama Administration Launches A War On The Suburbs

    06/17/2015 10:49:02 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 62 replies
    Investors.Com ^ | 06/16/2015 05:56 PM ET | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can't afford to live there. Westchester County, N.Y., has struggled since 2009 under a plan by a federal monitor to compel the county to comply with HUD's demands for multiunit affordable housing in expensive areas. Hillary Clinton claims to be a warrior against inequality. But her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, an upscale Westchester village that one resident describes as "a little piece...
  • Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods

    06/11/2015 7:58:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.” A final Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule due out this month is aimed at ending decades of deep-rooted segregation around the country.
  • Scammers target Section 8 applicants

    06/10/2015 5:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | June 9, 2015 | Theresa Schmidt
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Federal Trade Commission warns those looking for Section 8 housing help, that scammers have made websites that look like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. "If you pay a fee or give your personal information, the scammers will take it. And you still won't be on a real Section 8 waiting list. In fact, there is no fee to register for a Section 8 waiting list," explains Lisa Lake, FTC Consumer Education specialist. Section 8 housing is government subsidized rent assistance for low income families who qualify. Section 8 is a program so much in demand that...
  • HOMES VANDALIZED AND RESIDENTS THREATENED IN MCKINNEY, TEXAS OVER #BLACKLIVESMATTER

    06/09/2015 1:43:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 147 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 9, 2015 | BOB PRICE AND LANA SHADWICK
    Residents in the McKinney, Texas, Craig Ranch subdivision told Breitbart Texas that during the protest movement since the pool party ruckus on Friday, they have received death threats, and their homes have been vandalized. The community residents say they are in deep fear that protestors, and those who trespassed at the pool party, will return and harm residents and/or further vandalize property. Craig Ranch community residents toldBreitbart Texas that this has been an ongoing problem for weeks. People have been coming from outside of the community into the subdivision and have vandalized homes and frightened neighbors. This behavior escalated after the pool party...
  • The vehicles of Section 8 Housing (Vanity)

    06/08/2015 6:50:06 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 108 replies
    Me | 6/8/15 | Me
    You won't find this on any local news, but what is happening is a crime on a massive scale. Here's the story. My friend works at a section 8 apartment complex, which means that the taxpayers pay most of the rent there. Last week he sent me this picture of a late model Jaguar parked at his complex. His caption of the picture was "Section 8, rent always late". I asked him how much was their rent. "It just went up, to $80." A MONTH?!! "A month." This means that taxpayers are providing the Jag owner over $1,000 a month...
  • Eastern Iowa Is Now Part of Chicago

    06/05/2015 1:10:58 PM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 6 replies
    Caffinated Thoughts ^ | June 5, 2015 | Deberoah Thornton
    The distance from Chicago to Dubuque, or Clinton, or Davenport is around 200 miles. It’s almost 250 from Burlington. This is a drive of four to five hours, even with no traffic. Yet recent and proposed actions by the federal government make Eastern Iowa part of the “greater-Chicago area.” The expanding federal nanny state has decided that our river towns, struggling to provide good jobs and decent housing for low-income people who already live here, should focus on recruiting low-income people from outside the state, instead of recruiting military veterans, active retirees, or young graduates, who can remain home, start...
  • CFPB Warns Home Lenders: Don't Exclude Sec. 8 Welfare Takers

    05/15/2015 8:32:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    Housing: If you need federal subsidies to pay your apartment rent, it's a good bet you can't afford to buy a new home. But don't tell that to the Obama regime. It's pressuring banks to lend even to Section 8 voucher recipients. In a new regulatory bulletin, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns home lenders that they can be investigated for discrimination if they reject Section 8 vouchers as a valid source of income for low-income minorities applying for mortgages. The agency argues that underwriting policies that exclude such welfare payments could have a "disparate impact" on minority borrowers and...
  • [MN] Section 8 Housing Applications Outnumber Slots

    02/25/2015 3:38:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing. That means you only have to pay for 30 to 40 percent of your rent, and the federal government will pay your landlord the other 70 percent. Applicants can choose their rental as long as the landlord agrees. There are 2,000 slots open online through Friday for people in Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott and Carver counties and in rural Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
  • CBO: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GRANTED EXECUTIVE AMNESTY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL BENEFITS

    01/16/2015 11:33:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2015 | By Caroline May
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that by 2017, some 2 million currently undocumented immigrants will be eligible for certain federal benefits under the Obama administration’s executive amnesty. In a report released Thursday, CBO considers how changes to immigration policy could affect the federal budget. Its estimates are based on President Obama’s expanded deferred action programs to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants. The office estimates that between 2 million and 2.5 million undocumented immigrants will “have received approval for deferred action” by 2017. The CBO’s estimate is less than the 5 million the Obama administration estimated its executive amnesty would...
  • Many Landlords Won't Take Section 8

    01/10/2015 1:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies
    WROC-TV ^ | December 8, 2014 | Rachel Barnhart
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rochester, NY (WROC) - LaTanya Daughtry needs a new place to live. The single mother of two boys is on disability and gets a Section 8 housing voucher. But many online classifieds ads say "No Section 8." "It just makes me feel people look at me differently because I'm on Section 8," Daughtry said. "A lot of ads say no Section 8 right off the bat." Section 8 is a federal housing program run through the Rochester Housing Authority. Recipients pay a portion of the rent and Section 8 pays the rest. Section 8 vouchers are in short supply. In...