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Originally posted by mayabong
On a side note: why is the government trying to force diversity on us?
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Well obviously if I paid $100k for a house and then section 8 housing moved in across the street and my home value dropped to $80k I'd be upset. Who wouldn't be? Has nothing to do with race since poor people come in every color.
The Obama administration, in conjunction with federal regulators and led by the overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is very close to announcing a pilot program to sell government-owned foreclosures in bulk to investors as rentals, according to administration officials.
There currently are about a quarter of a million foreclosed properties on the books of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and millions more are coming.
Originally posted by Freenrgy2
Where I live, Section 8 = crime, drugs, prostitution, gang violence, etc.
So, no, I would not agree with this where I live.
I believe there should be "affordable housing" but how it's done is key to how its run. Anything controlled or managed by the government usually looks like a trash dump. If a private company provided such housing, perhaps it would be held to a higher standard.
Originally posted by doomedtoday
Unfortunately race does play a big part on section 8. Trust me, and I mean this in no racists way whatsoever, a single black mother can get assistance before a single white mother can. It should not be based on skin color at all, it should be based on the persons effort. If you have a black family of which one parent is working and the other i currently going to a trade school and you have a white family of which the mom works at a dead end job to support a piece of trash dads alcohol habit, then the black family should be offered the assistance first. At the same time if you have trashy black family and a hard working white family, the white family should be assisted first. Something like this should not be based on the color of skin, it should be based on which people applying seem to be the most likely to be making an effort to pull themselves out of the situation. As far as drugs go, I don't think it's a question f who is more guilty, black people or white people, I think it's pretty even honestly. Its just that the piece of crap white people seem to prefer meth and the piece of crap black people seem to prefer crack. Why don't we just kick all of the junkies out and make room for people that actually care about themselves.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
We have low income housing in my neighborhood and have had no problems. Rule is you have to have a job $800 -$1500 per month. First and last months plus $1000 utility deposit. Everythings fine here
Originally posted by boot2theface
reply to post by mayabong
Experienced what first hand? Section 8 housing? Crime in general? Poverty in general? I've experienced all three. Believe me when I say being poor in America is hell. I do not advocate crime nor am I am criminal but to understand crime you must understand social needs...
All poor people aren't criminals. The REAL criminals are actually incredibly wealthy.
But hey why don't we just take all of those pesky poor people that "NEED" things, and just herd them into one large work town that way they'll produce for but never bother the obviously superior more wealthy people who evidently never commit crimes or bother others.
Property owners, would you be ok with "affordable housing" in your neighborhood?
Originally posted by Iamherefornow
reply to post by samhouston1886
I lived in a similar situation. Bought a brand new home in a brand new subdivision. After about 3 years or so houses started getting foreclosed on. Realtors and developers starting buying them up real cheap at auction and guess what renting them out Section 8.
This brought in all the crack whores, thieves and of course all their thug ass kids. One of their thug ass kids shot a hole in in my front porch with a 9MM, 13 years old he was. If it would have went about a foot to the right it would have went straight through the house.
They too tore all all the common areas right down to the mailboxes, street signs, poles annd everything they could possibly tear up.
Also burglaries and home invasion started and they did not care if you were sitting right in your house. My neighbor three doors down was pregnant with their first child, were inside the house with all the lights on decorating for Christmas and two thugs kicked in their back door.
I left the house and walked away from it. I could not sell it and by then my property value had dropped about 70%.
So no I would not want Section 8 in my neighborhood, been there done that.