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How long can this kind of thing go on?

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 Cinnamon    14,446

Chicago’s public housing divide, a Watchdogs / BGA special report

After buying a home in Barrington Hills, Chaoshan Lai and his wife couldn’t unload the 15-year-old townhouse that they’d bought for $935,000 in Central Station, a taxpayer-subsidized development in the South Loop where former Mayor Richard M. Daley lived for years.

Lai couldn’t even find anyone to rent the townhouse on South Prairie Avenue — until he got a call in 2013 about a woman who’d gotten a “housing choice voucher,” from the Chicago Housing Authority through a program that had long been called Section 8.

Lai says the woman wanted to lease his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which has a library and is within walking distance of Soldier Field and the lakefront.

“I said, ‘You probably cannot afford the rent,’ ” Lai recalls. “But they said they have a special program in the ‘opportunity area’ that pays much better. I said, ‘Let’s give it a shot.’ ”

It ended up being a good deal for Lai. Since June 1, 2013, he’s collected more than $100,000 from the CHA, which administers public housing in Chicago for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CHA pays him $3,911 a month in federal funds to lease his townhouse to the woman and three others in her household, including a child under the age of 6, records show.

It also has been a good deal for Lai’s tenant. She pays no rent because, CHA officials say, she has no income. The CHA declined to identify her or other voucher clients, though it released the names of landlords.

Public housing doesn’t conjure images of a near-$1 million home. But the CHA foots most or all of the bill for Lai’s tenant and others to live in luxurious homes, even as tens of thousands of other low-income Chicagoans remain concentrated in poor, segregated areas or stuck on waiting lists to get housing assistance.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/public-housings-gap-of-luxury-a-watchdogs-special-report/

The amount of rent that the CHA is paying in vouchers, lots of it federally funded is unbelievable!  Wth are these people thinking?  I'm sure the same thing is going on in other places, too. Must be nice to live in a place like that with no job. Wasteful, incompetent and stupid. 

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 YourMom2    1,271
13 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

She pays no rent because, CHA officials say, she has no income

How is she paying the utilities? Oh yeah, welfare. Food? EBT. Is this a great country, or what? :wacko:

To answer your question, when the lid finally blows and everyone becomes aware just how worthless the federal reserve note is. In the meantime, the stock market is over 17K and everything is awesome!

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 Malevolent    1,960

Whether uncle Abe said it or not it's valid..

 

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* You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
* You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
* You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
* You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
* You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
* You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
* You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
* You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

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"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." 

~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

 

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 Brio    1,035
3 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

She pays no rent because, CHA officials say, she has no income.

Sad thing about that is someone who has a job (or three) is struggling to pay rent in a slum and paying taxes to support the unemployed in style. Pretty destructive.

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 YourMom2    1,271
3 hours ago, Brio said:

Sad thing about that is someone who has a job (or three) is struggling to pay rent in a slum and paying taxes to support the unemployed in style. Pretty destructive.

All their hard work keeps them too busy and tired to even be aware that this welfare robbery is even taking place.

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3 hours ago, Brio said:

Sad thing about that is someone who has a job (or three) is struggling to pay rent in a slum and paying taxes to support the unemployed in style. Pretty destructive.

It's beyond destructive.

It's slavery to support an entitled group that has no idea that it too is enslaved by the humiliation of the handouts.

It's the destruction of a pluralistic society to be replaced with that NWO / Agenda 21 crap.

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How come no one ever gives credit to Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society? After he got rid of JFK, he also killed the black family and Uncle Sam became the Baby Daddy . Hard work and paying bills is for suckers. 

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 Lucy Barnable    2,676

How long can this kind of thing go on?

It's only just begun.
Remember Obama's new HUD housing laws?
Some states have passed laws that require all landlords to accept these housing vouchers (section 8).
Even if you only own a cottage or a duplex you can't refuse them. The government will sue you if you do.

 

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