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Posted in Child Care on 21st April 2014

Brand new Public Housing/”Projects”..Yeah or Nay?
i read an article about all over the country the tear downs of public housing and how now a shortage of the ‘projects’ is happening. Now they say not to worry that they want people of different classes to start ‘mixing’ You know similar as section 8 they want poor and middle class to live in same neighborhoods instead of these mass projects….now I have heard two sides and want to know what you think.

1st side::: Doing away with projects and forcing a mix of class and sometime culture could do some good..Let people of a lower pay class or lack of pay class live in great housing and have some pride. CHildren can be safe without the usual drug infested criminal element in most projects

2nd side::: They are saying NO WAY not in my neighborhood. It wont work because even were cities have built brand new luxury apartment homes that are STRICTLY for public housing projects only have already turned to crap and continue with the criminal/drug element.

So do you think this is good and can give people a step up and some pride in themselves
OR
Do you think no matter what you give them they wont care/have any house pride because it really isn their own. Occupants may tear them up and still keep having a criminal element to them becuase of no pride.

What are you guys thoughts on this?
*ALEX…I agree w/ you Wealthy America benefits from the poor and working class Joes….
I myself have never lived in public housing or had section 8 or even income restricted apts.. BUT when I was a young pregnant and single 18 yr old I was on foodstamps and Medicaid. I grew up in a trailer park myself and have lived in nasty ones when I was a young struggling adult but I still maintained some sense of pride. Keeping straightwith my life and I treated my dump of a place like it was my castle…But part of my question is basically all about House Pride and pride in general. Many poor people whether in a trailer park scraping pennies to pay rent or projects have a I don’t care attitude and become pride-less.. Now who ever it is(If you want to stereotypically call them white-trash or Ghetto). Does changing the environment or offering grander homes and middleclass neighborhoods change the attitude or do the same activities occur??

Best answer(s):

Answer by Sim – plicimus
I think making apartment buildings out of all those McMansions that have been forclosed on would be kind of hilarious.

Answer by alex
It’s hard to say what to do with poor people.Everyone can’t be rich or middle class.We need a poor class to differentiate the classes of wealth.

Many rich supermarkets,landlords,and immigrant fast food joints would be bankrupted if these guys don’t get the poor peoples food stamps and welfare check,even the rich liquor store owner would close shop.

Farmer’s welfare(through gov subsidies),Coperate welfare and NASA out weigh the people welfare by far.

Perhaps we all should take a look at the problem seriously as Americans and seriously try to solve problems instead of people pointing one finger at one group when in fact they have three pointing back at them.

As Americans,we are all responsible for this mess.The people that are profiting from the poor,sending their kids to college off of section 8,food stamp and welfare citizens.Are the same ones complaining.

If you have an intelligent counter for that you may email me,if not just give me best answer.

Answer by Witchy
I can see both sides of this too. I’ve known many people who were on section 8, some were in the projects and some were in very nice parts of the city.

The first thing that comes to mind is the anger that I felt when section 8 people that I knew who were scamming the system moved to a very nice neighborhood. Here I was, working my butt off and all I could afford was a mediocre apartment in a lower-middle class neighborhood. They had a great neighborhood, great schools and a pool and tennis courts. I couldn’t afford to live in that neighborhood. Silly me for working.

I’ve seen some really bad projects though. My best friend grew up in one (and will tell you that the majority of people in them don’t want to work). Even the cops didn’t want to drive through there because they’d get bricks thrown through their windows. I really wouldn’t want anyone to have to live like that either.

I would like to see a time limit on section 8. If we had this, we wouldn’t need so many section 8 homes anywhere and it would give incentive for people to get off assistance. Too many people make this “temporary assistance” a permanent thing. It’s true that some will not care because they didn’t do anything to earn the housing but at the same time, if they knew there would be a firm time limit they might look into being more responsible.

I’ve lived near people who were the “I don’t care” section 8 kind. After that, I learned to ask a potential landlord whether they rent to section 8 and if they did, I’d look somewhere else. While I know that not all section 8 recipients are bad people, that doesn’t mean that I want to take the chance of a year’s lease living next to them. This was important to me when I bought my home too.

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