As of Friday, October 7, 2011
© Copyright 2013
Subsidized housing needs to be reworked. All but the most severely handicapped need to pay for at least 50 percent of the true market value of the service provided. The units need to be inspected weekly. There can be no guests staying for more than two weeks out of a year. No undocumented individuals permitted to stay at the home. That means folks that have a blood tie to the individual and approved by the Authority. Plus these folks can’t be more than 18 years old.
The yard and porch areas must be kept up. Those not meeting the minimum income due to acceptable cause would be provided employment refurbishing units and keeping up the grounds in return for the continued occupancy. They could work as housekeepers for the elderly or infirm in exchange for staying in the housing. All obvious expenditures would have to be explained and the source documented and established.
Let’s help out folks, but let’s not help them buy rims, manicures, tattoos, body piercings, cars or drugs. Let’s make them at least try to help themselves and learn to hold a job.