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  • Another Major Liberal Hallmark a Total Failure

    06/24/2008 5:19:08 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 343+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/24/08 | Purple Mountains
    We could write columns for the rest of our lives just enumerating the failures of programs inspired by liberals and liberal philosophy – the Great Society, the destruction of families by Welfare, affirmative action, the destruction of our public education system, forced busing, shutdown of drilling for oil and stopping the building of more nuclear plants, dealing with Islamic terrorists in the criminal justice system, etc., etc. Today I want to focus on liberal programs in the area of housing.
  • American Murder Mystery(Section 8 ruining communities)

    06/22/2008 6:02:38 PM PDT · by MovementConservative · 81 replies · 385+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August 2008 Atlantic Monthly | by Hanna Rosin
    To get to the Old Allen police station in North Memphis, you have to drive all the way to the end of a quiet suburban road until it turns country. Hidden by six acres of woods, the station seems to be the kind of place that might concern itself mainly with lost dogs, or maybe the misuse of hunting licenses. But it isn’t. Not anymore. As Lieutenant Doug Barnes waited for me to arrive one night for a tour of his beat, he had a smoke and listened for shots. He counted eight, none meant for buck. “Nothing unusual for...
  • American Murder Mystery

    06/12/2008 4:14:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 221+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July 2008 | Hanna Rosin
    .. Falling crime rates have been one of the great American success stories of the past 15 years. ... Lately, though, a new and unexpected pattern has emerged, taking criminologists by surprise. While crime rates in large cities stayed flat, homicide rates in many midsize cities (with populations of between 500,000 and 1 million) began increasing, sometimes by as much as 20percent a year. In 2006, the Police Executive Research Forum, a national police group surveying cities from coast to coast, concluded in a report called “A Gathering Storm” that this might represent “the front end … of an epidemic...
  • Antioch city, police sued for discrimination {for enforcing the law in Section 8 housing}

    05/14/2008 7:53:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/14/8 | Simon Read, East County Times
    The Antioch Police Department has been named in a federal lawsuit alleging the department's Community Action Team unfairly targets African-American families enrolled in the subsidized-housing program known as Section 8. Filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month by Bay Area Legal Aid — a civil legal service for low-income families — the suit alleges the city and police department are engaged in a "concerted and unlawful campaign to seek evidence which could lead to the termination of participants' Section 8 voucher benefits." Four individuals and a group of Section 8 families are named as plaintiffs. The suit seeks unspecified...
  • Hundreds seeking housing money overwhelm Boca Authority [Florida](Riot Police called in)

    03/14/2008 12:46:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,582+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | March 12, 2008 | KEVIN DEUTSCH, GRETEL SARMIENTO and LONA O'CONNOR
    BOCA RATON — A crowd of more than 500 people waiting for hours this morning for housing voucher applications were dispersed by police in riot gear at the Boca Raton Housing Authority when the applications ran out sooner than expected. The action prompted complaints that officers used excessive tactics and housing authority officials were incompetent in their planning. Two people were arrested and six to eight people hospitalized for exhaustion during the ordeal. Hundreds of people, mostly mothers who had spent more than eight hours in line, were forced to leave the property at 2333 W. Glades Road by 30...
  • Section 8 abuse? Why aren't we surprised?

    02/20/2008 10:10:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies · 1,376+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Tuesday, February 19, 2008. | EDITORIAL
    The Section 8 housing program - is funded by the federal government and administered by local housing authorities across the nation - is supposed to provide a hand up for needy or disabled people to make ends meet. It's not supposed to be permanent and, most of all, it's not supposed to be for people with criminal records, or people who use illegal drugs, or people who invite in unauthorized tenants or people who receive unreported income to cheat the system. Yet, as we've been reporting for the last two years, all these activities are rampant in Section 8 housing....
  • Amnesty Will Cost US Taxpayers some $2.6 Trillion (What John McCain Supports)

    02/01/2008 1:35:06 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies · 20,559+ views
    THE HERITAGE FOUNDATON ^ | June 6, 2007 | ROBERT RECTOR
    McCain's love of amnesty will be a key issue. He supported amnesty in 2003 by name, proposed it in 2006 and 2007 without calling it amnesty, and says that anyone who says that he ever supported amnesty is a liar. He has insulted Americans who advocate border security and has cursed at the thought of building a border fence. The presence of Juan Hernandez in the background of the McCain campaign tells us that John McCain is as weak on border security now as he ever was. Dr. Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, and past...
  • U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes

    11/30/2007 10:41:29 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 149 replies · 1,072+ views
    OneWorld.Net ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Aaron Glantz
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (OneWorld) - U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the...
  • Mortgages set up to fail - Hub crisis fueled by scams, unprepared buyers (more like moronic buyers)

    10/01/2007 10:21:59 AM PDT · by 2banana · 18 replies · 109+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 1, 2007 | Scott Van Voorhis
    Mortgages set up to fail Hub crisis fueled by scams, unprepared buyers By Scott Van Voorhis Monday, October 1, 2007 - Updated 12h ago Many Boston homeowners now facing foreclosure bought their properties less than a year ago, a Herald review found, raising questions as to the legitimacy of many of those sales. About 1,770 Boston residents were handed foreclosure notices by their lender over the past year, a wave of distress that has slammed heavily into the city’s poorer neighborhoods. More than a third of those homeowners received notices just months after buying their homes, statistics compiled by local...
  • ANTIOCH, CA: Tenants rally against police tactics

    09/26/2007 7:27:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 102+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/26/7 | Simon Read
    Subsidized housing tenants who say they have been harassed by the Antioch Police Department descended on City Hall on Tuesday night, demanding a change in law enforcement tactics. Carrying signs that read "Stop Harassment" and "We Want Respect," about two dozen Section 8 recipients took part in the protest. Members of Antioch's United Citizens for Better Neighborhoods gathered for a counterdemonstration, protesting eyesore properties and nightmarish neighbors. "This turnout validates that the voice of the people needs to be heard," organizer Darnell Turner said. "The fact the opposition also showed up in large numbers shows they don't care to hear...
  • Subsidized Housing Plagued by Neglect and Corruption, Report Says

    09/20/2007 4:45:01 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies · 81+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | Charles V. Bagli
    The state housing agency’s “deep and systemic failure” to properly oversee the rapidly dwindling supply of subsidized middle-income housing has led to the deterioration of the buildings, an increase in rents and a waste of taxpayer money, according to a report issued yesterday by the state inspector general, Kristine Hamann. The Division of Housing and Community Renewal’s mismanagement and lack of oversight at 80,000 apartments in 189 projects built under the state’s middle-income Mitchell-Lama housing program also led to unqualified applicants getting subsidized apartments at the expense of legitimate tenants, the report said.
  • Judge says LA rent control laws protect federally subsidized poor

    09/11/2007 12:56:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 632+ views
    LOS ANGELES—Siding with subsidized tenants, a federal judge ruled poor renters getting federal help are protected by Los Angeles rent control laws. U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins said in a tentative ruling Monday that the city's rules apply even though federal rules allow landlords to opt out of the so-called Section 8 program if they want to charge more money. The decision was in response to a Legal Aid Foundation lawsuit filed on behalf of 22 tenants of an Echo Park building whose owners include a University of California, Los Angeles, real estate professor. But the ruling, expected to...
  • Smackdown on Section 8

    07/15/2007 9:21:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies · 1,731+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, July 15, 2007. | JAMES RUFUS KOREN
    Nearly 100 Antelope Valley households have lost their Section 8 subsidies in the first five months of 2007, a result of intensive local enforcement efforts aimed at identifying recipients who defraud the aid program or break program rules, officials say. Lancaster and Palmdale, with matching contributions from 5th District County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, have spent their own money to hire Section 8 investigators - a move that has netted hundreds of tenants defrauding the system. "We're very happy with our level of enforcement," said Kelly Long, a spokeswoman for Palmdale's Public Safety Office. "We have worked with Section 8...
  • Florida Police Arrest Two Teens in Gang-Rape of Woman, Forcing Son to Participate

    07/06/2007 8:37:24 PM PDT · by nmh · 328 replies · 11,329+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Friday, July 06, 2007 | Associated Press
    ... "Any rape case is horrible but this takes it to another level, something you can't think of even in your worst dreams," police spokesman Ted White said. According to the police report, a man knocked on the woman's door at about 9 p.m. and told her he had a flat tire. The mother and son, whom police have not identified, went outside and were ambushed by a group of gun-wielding suspects. The victims told police they were forced back into their home and beaten and sexually assaulted. According to authorities, the men raped, sodomized and beat the woman, then...
  • County Section 8 program 'troubled'

    12/13/2006 12:46:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 337+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, December 13, 2006.
    After scoring poorly on several key indicators, the Section 8 housing program run by Los Angeles County's Housing Authority has received a "troubled" rating from the federal government. The program receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which monitors its performance. On a recent HUD assessment, the county's program scored 73 points out of a possible 145 to earn the rating. The county's Section 8 program offers housing vouchers to some 21,000 low-income households, including about 3,000 in the Antelope Valley. The vouchers allow recipients to pay a portion of their monthly income - often about 30%...
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. – and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • Feds look to tighten loophole in system

    11/28/2005 11:43:19 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 14 replies · 904+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Updated: Nov. 26, 2005, 2:51 PM ET | Unsigned
    A number of college athletes, including several football players at the University of Iowa and other Top 25 schools, are living in apartments set aside for the poorest Americans. The investigation found some of the most successful programs in college athletics have players living in subsidized housing, including Virginia Tech, which has 19 players living in Cambridge Square apartments, a federally-subsidized Section 8 complex in Blacksburg paid for by the government to house needy people. Section 8 refers to federal code that includes subsidized housing. As first brought to light by the Des Moines Register, dozens of full-scholarship Hawkeyes players,...
  • Residents Protest Apartment Living Conditions Contractors Walk Off Job

    08/18/2005 6:48:34 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 17 replies · 689+ views
    WCMH Channel 4 Columbus ^ | 18 August 2005 | Staff
    Residents Protest Apartment Living Conditions Contractors Walk Off Job POSTED: 5:26 pm EDT August 18, 2005 UPDATED: 7:09 pm EDT August 18, 2005 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Residents of a local apartment complex continued to protest what they say are unsafe and unhealthy conditions, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported. Contractors installing heating systems at Woodland Meadows apartments said they walked off the job Thursday morning after being told they won't be paid. They've been working at the complex for about a month and have yet to be paid. Residents have been protesting the living conditions all week. "This is America," said...
  • Rental needs(thanks W, now Sect 8 Welfare recipients can't afford to move next store)

    07/05/2005 10:47:31 AM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 124 replies · 3,378+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 5, 2005
    LEGISLATION PENDING in Congress that would convert a popular federal rent-assistance program into a fixed grant program has public housing authorities around the country worried - and with good reason. Under the legislation, public housing agencies would be limited by caps in the number of poor people they could help, and unable to move thousands off waiting lists for subsidized housing into affordable apartments. Given the nationwide shortage of affordable housing and other recent funding cuts to federal public housing programs, changes to the rent-assistance program known as Section 8 are sure to worsen the problem and force people to...
  • Evictions from public housing near

    06/29/2005 7:02:03 AM PDT · by Turbopilot · 51 replies · 1,565+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6-29-2005 | Ernie Suggs
    Tenants told last October to get jobs or else Starting Friday, the Atlanta Housing Authority will begin evicting tenants who are not working, in school or in a work force training program. The authority, which began notifying residents about the new rule last fall, said it is trying to end concentrated poverty by encouraging public housing tenants to become more self-sufficient. Critics of the new rules, however, fear the plan will create a new generation of homeless people as a result of thousands of evictions. "This is going to mean that you will have so many people on the streets...
  • Twelve Pair Visit Syriana:Matt Damon & George Clooney come back together for political thriller

    05/26/2004 6:51:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 633+ views
    FilmStew.comDaily ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Umbach
    Matt Damon and George Clooney come back together for political thriller Matt Damon and George Clooney, who are currently working together on Steven Soder-bergh's Ocean's Eleven sequel - Ocean's Twelve, will reteam for the Stephen Gaghan-helmed political thriller Syriana. In addition, Amanda Peet is in final negotiations to join the project. Set up at Warner Bros., Clooney and Soderbergh's studio-based Section Eight will produce the project with shooting slated to begin during the summer. Gaghan adapted the script, which is loosely based on the Robert Baer non-fiction novel See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the...
  • Rental crunch(mean Bush admin not supporting our welfare neighbors)

    05/11/2005 6:16:37 AM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 11 replies · 606+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 11, 2005
    WITH 14,000 FAMILIES on a waiting list for a federally funded rent-assistance program, it is unfortunate that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) allowed portions of its allotted rental vouchers to go unused, triggering a permanent reduction in the total number of vouchers paid for by the federal government this year and in subsequent years. What's worse is that the cut in voucher funding comes at a time when federal support for affordable and public housing programs nationwide is being slashed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city's working poor and low-income families can hardly...
  • New Zot for Anti-Capitalists

    04/15/2005 5:27:27 PM PDT · by Mukhin · 157 replies · 2,848+ views
    Indymedia (Link destroyed by imperialist running dogs) | 16th March 2005 | John Bissett
    Calling all ant-capitalists. This is to alert you to a new film – “Capitalism and other Kids’ Stuff” – that has recently been uploaded to the www and can be seen at www.socialist-tv.com , and which argues the anti-capitalist case in simple language.
  • HUD cuts threaten renter subsidies(and supply of poor neighbors) in Howard County

    04/14/2005 6:21:29 PM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 390+ views
    Howard County TimesBy ^ | 12/16/04 | Pete Pichaske
    Federal housing authorities have dramatically underestimated the cost of renting an apartment in Howard County, potentially costing low-income renters hundreds of dollars a month in subsidies, according to local housing officials. The Howard County Housing Commission last month appealed the "Fair Market Rent" schedule the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development set for most of the county for next year. The schedule assesses the cost of renting a typical apartment in Howard County. It is used to determine the size of federal subsidies under HUD's Section 8 program, the main federal housing program for low-income families. Hundreds of families...
  • Burglary probe [Section 8 Housing] nets nine arrests

    03/16/2005 12:41:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. | NICOLE JACOB
    PALMDALE - Nine people were arrested Monday as authorities continue to investigate a vast Antelope Valley burglary ring uncovered during a Section 8 housing check in January. Sheriff's deputies served search warrants Monday on five locations around Palmdale and seized more than 150 stolen items, as well as methamphetamine, firearms and a hand grenade, Detective Bill Pickett said. Nine people were arrested and booked on various charges including parole violations, weapons violations, drug infractions or burglary. Detectives believe some or all of the suspects are part of a burglary ring operated by gang members who hit homes throughout the Antelope...
  • Public housing gets last-minute $80M present

    12/24/2004 9:42:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 750+ views
    Thousands of residents of subsidized housing in New Jersey got a last-minute Christmas gift this week, after federal officials agreed to a complex arrangement that advances 21 housing authorities $80 million to renovate old buildings.The authorities will repay the money over 20 years, using 30 percent of their annual appropriation for capital maintenance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And they benefited from a joint borrowing operation overseen by the state."It's a good news story for housing authorities for once," said David Gardner, executive director of the Morristown Housing Authority, which helped organize the borrowing effort through...
  • Judge orders couple not to conceive.

    05/08/2004 7:19:53 PM PDT · by GODFEARINGWOMAN · 36 replies · 342+ views
    The New York Times | May 8,2004 | AP
    Judge Orders N.Y. Couple Not to Conceive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 8, 2004 Filed at 12:14 a.m. ET ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A couple has been ordered not to conceive any more children until the ones they already have are no longer in foster care. A civil liberties advocate said the court ruling unsealed Friday was ``blatantly unconstitutional.'' Monroe County Family Court Judge Marilyn O'Connor ruled March 31 that both parents ``should not have yet another child which must be cared for at public expense.'' ``The facts of this case and the reality of parenthood cry out for...
  • California: Officials Get Tough on Rent Subsidies [for illegals]

    06/11/2004 12:33:19 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 51 replies · 241+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2004 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    After nine years of not doing so, Los Angeles housing officials plan to begin enforcing a federal rule that will ban thousands of undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing. The change in policy means that thousands of undocumented immigrants who receive housing assistance will lose their monthly subsidy or face higher rents. The regulation, which has existed since 1995, prohibits undocumented immigrants from receiving assistance in public housing developments or through Section 8, a federal program that provides help with monthly rents. Since its inception, officials in the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles had applied the regulation only...
  • Housing Authority Faces Major Cut to Section 8-the housing authority has mismanaged Section 8

    05/22/2004 2:46:58 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 467+ views
    Housing Authority Faces Major Cut to Section 8 By MATTHEW ARTZ (05-21-04) The embattled Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) took another body blow this week when it learned that it will lose about $200,000 in federal funding, a 12.5 percent cut. In a letter received by public housing authorities across the country Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), revealed that it was reducing the administrative fees it pays to administer Section 8 housing units. The news is especially tough for the BHA, which has exhausted its reserves in recent years to stay afloat. Although the housing...
  • Illegals escape subsidy scrutiny

    04/05/2004 9:34:01 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 11 replies · 181+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 April2004 | S.A. Miller
    <p>Arlington and Montgomery counties are the only local jurisdictions that do not check the immigration status of applicants for local housing subsidies, allowing illegal aliens to receive taxpayer-funded rent assistance.</p> <p>Montgomery County spends about $3.7 million a year on rent assistance for 1,600 households, and Arlington County spends about $2.4 million a year on housing grants for 680 households.</p>
  • 30 low-income rent units cost city $7 million

    03/20/2004 8:04:03 AM PST · by staytrue · 28 replies · 975+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 20, 2004 | Eric Siegel
    30 low-income rent units cost city $7 million Housing: Buying and fixing up vacant houses to scatter subsidized tenants among middle-class neighborhoods proves expensive. Baltimore officials are spending nearly $7 million to quietly buy and renovate 30 homes in mostly white, middle-class neighborhoods for use as public housing rental units - an effort to comply with a longstanding federal court order. The purchase and renovations, done by a nonprofit housing group and paid for with federal and state funds, average out to $231,583 per house - more than twice last year's average sale price of a city home. Acknowledging that...
  • Anti-Christian Discrimination Costly For City Agency

    09/08/2003 11:22:04 AM PDT · by dukeman · 6 replies · 206+ views
    TAYLOR, MI – Johnie Heard lives in Section 8, low income, government housing which is owned by the city of Taylor, Michigan. She has lived in the housing development for 10 years, but last year was threatened with eviction from her home for displaying an 8-inch, stop sign-shaped window sign containing the following message: “24 Hr. Prayer Station.” Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, and Erik Stanley, Litigation Counsel for Liberty Counsel, represented Ms. Heard in a lawsuit filed last year claiming violation of her right to free speech, as well as violations of the Fair...
  • Prayer-sign lady wins damages from agency

    09/02/2003 11:47:51 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 270+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003
    A Michigan woman who sued a government agency after it tried to evict her for posting a sign reading "24 Hr. Prayer Station" in the window of her taxpayer-subsidized apartment has won cash damages and attorney fees just before the case was to go to trial. As WorldNetDaily reported, Johnie Heard was sued last year after she refused to remove the sign from her window. Heard is a resident of low-income Section 8 housing in Taylor, Mich. At the time, other residents were allowed to post secular signs – such as "Santa Stops Here" – but Heard's sign was deemed...
  • Public housing residents face ultimatum: Do volunteer work or get out

    08/24/2003 4:22:52 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 62 replies · 477+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | August 23, 2003 | ERIK LORDS
    <p>Complete eight hours of volunteer community work a month or be evicted.</p> <p>That's the ultimatum being given to hundreds of thousands of able-bodied, unemployed residents of public housing complexes across the nation and in metro Detroit as part of a new federal law that takes effect Oct. 1.</p>
  • New Jersey Court Upholds Family Cap Law Promoting Abortion, Court backs welfare limit for families

    08/06/2003 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 684+ views
    <p>The law has divided pro-life and pro-family groups. Some pro-family groups oppose welfare and extra public funding for welfare moms, while pro-life groups say the family caps have been proven to encourage poor women to have abortions.</p> <p>The court, in a 7-0 decision, upheld the family caps.</p>
  • Crime hard to uproot in public housing

    06/24/2003 9:36:04 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 15 replies · 249+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 06/22/03 | Christian Bottorff and Sheila Burke
    <p>Millions in federal spending and a concerted police presence did not dent serious crime in Nashville's public housing during a recent two-year period in which the city's overall crime rate sank.</p> <p>A Metro police analysis conducted for The Tennessean shows that even as major offenses in Nashville dropped 9% from 2001 to 2002, crimes including homicide, rape, robbery and assault barely budged in public housing, dropping less than 0.8%.</p>
  • Sharp Reduction in Black Child Poverty Due to Welfare Reform

    06/14/2003 12:02:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 47 replies · 1,053+ views
    Heritage Foundation PolicyWire ^ | June12, 2003 | Melissa G. Pardue
    Over six years ago, Congress overhauled much of the nation's welfare system. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 19961 replaced the failed social program called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The reform legislation had three primary goals: (1) reduce welfare dependence and increase employment, (2) reduce child poverty, and (3) reduce illegitimacy and strengthen marriage. At the time of the law's enactment, many liberal groups made dire predictions about the terrible effect these reforms would have on America's children. In particular, the Children's Defense Fund claimed that welfare...
  • Section 8 Housing Reform

    04/29/2003 9:26:20 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies · 394+ views
    NCPA Daily Policy Digest ^ | April 28, 2003 | Amy Goldstein
    Legislation will be introduced in Congress today to overhaul federal housing assistance for the poor, disabled and elderly along the lines of the 1996 welfare reforms. The Bush administration is proposing a $13 billion initiative called Housing Assistance for Needy Families (HANF). HANF would replace with state block grants the Section 8 rent vouchers received by nearly 2 million families. Under Section 8: o An eligible renter obtains a voucher from one of 2,500 local housing authorities that contract with the federal government and takes it to any private landlord willing to accept it. o Aid recipients pay no more...
  • 6 Children Charged in Attack on Women

    03/18/2002 8:10:13 AM PST · by jaime1959 · 48 replies · 340+ views
    <p>Confronted by a horde of children that swarmed through their door and into their apartment, two Baldwin Borough women thought at first that they had become victims of a bizarre practical joke.</p> <p>But within minutes, the roommates realized that the pack of children intended something more sinister. While some of the children ransacked the kitchen, police said, others surrounded, then overpowered and molested the women before the women's boyfriends could chase them back outside.</p>