It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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 MicDiesal37
the only reason areas of affordable housing are high crime is because of the society around it... mass amounts of affordable housing creates the idea of no escape and creates that criminal activity around them... think about the schools in those areas and the people that run the area...
now if you mix it in with midde class people, through school, and the society around them, you can create a nice atmosphere where kids will be friends with other kids that aren't out in the streets all night...
it'd be a good influence and would stop the creation of gang activity and criminal activity due to a good natured society around them...
the reason the hood is so full of criminal activity is because its all around them and impossible to escape, but with this they can...
I love how culturally diverse and accepting everybody is in here. I work in Public Housing as a property manager. I have 300 units on my site alone. Let me tell all of you this: you do not want these people living anywhere near you. The streets are constantly dirty, drugs, and crime do run rampant and that IS DUE to public housing and the options it provides. I can't even TELL you how many times I've busted my tenants for rampant drug use. The people are nuts out there. No caring parent would EVER willingly place their kids in an environment surrounded by public housing.
Of course everyone here is going to say "how dare you say that, you should lose your job for thinking that way about tenants!" Yeah, good one folks, try doing it yourself - it's the wild west when you get out there. Not your cushy office desk or waitress hours at the local coffee joint. You need to fend for yourself and realize that no matter how much you preach "respect" or "understanding" these people don't give A DAMN about you or your beliefs - they will sell you out in a second for their own personal gain. Try evicting someone from low-income housing - see how much "respect" they give you after not paying their rent for months and being forced out of their living space. Rent ranges from $20 a month to $300 by the way.
Bottom line, if you can afford to get away from public housing - then you deserve to be away from public housing. If you can't afford to stay away from it, then good luck. No, I sure as hell don't want these people in my neighborhoods (unless it was a SENIOR SITE ONLY) but hey - I guess that makes me "racist" or something. Shove up your ass you PC nutcases.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
reply to post by mayabong
I live in a planned HOA Community. We have very strict rules about the outsides of our houses.
You can always tell when a homeowner rents their home though, the yard is never kept up and you can find trash in the yard and is just overall not kept up.
On top of that, I dont want my home value going down.....
So nope. Thankfully, it would never happen. The homeowners pay into the HOA and I doubt anyone would welcome it. I actually wish we werent even allowed to rent our homes......