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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

mavt Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:37 AM
And woe to any landlord who accepts Sec 8 tenants, finds them problematic, and seeks to get them out of his property.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:44 AM
Definitely. My parents inherited a 6-family tenement building from my grandfather and had some section * tenants. None of them ever worked and it was almost impossible to evict them when they trashed the place. Meanwhile, my dad worked in a factory to pay the bills, since the property was old and was always needing work to keep up with the latest set of regulations and code changes.
The Obama administration now proposes to spend millions more on handouts, despite ample evidence of their perverse effects.

Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says, "The single most important thing HUD does is provide rental assistance to America's most vulnerable families -- and the Obama administration is proposing bold steps to meet their needs." They always propose "bold steps."

In this case, HUD wants to spend millions more to renew Section 8 housing vouchers that help poor people pay rent.

The Section 8 program ballooned during the '90s to "solve" a previous government failure: crime-ridden public...