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Old 07-08-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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Congratulations.......that's offensive on several levels all at once.
Racism's cool, biology not so much.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Lets get back to the original topic. Isn't it like using monthly budget for buying organic food for one kid while feeding scraps to other six siblings?
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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Lets get back to the original topic. Isn't it like using monthly budget for buying organic food for one kid while feeding scraps to other six siblings?
Yeah, this situation seems worse than what HUD was accusing Dallas of doing. To me it would just make more sense to sell the existing public housing in Dallas, which sits on some expensive land and needs to be demolished anyway due to age and poor maintenance, and build new public housing scattered out in the burbs. That way it serves more people, and we avoid the accusations of discrimination.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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Yeah, this situation seems worse than what HUD was accusing Dallas of doing. To me it would just make more sense to sell the existing public housing in Dallas, which sits on some expensive land and needs to be demolished anyway due to age and poor maintenance, and build new public housing scattered out in the burbs. That way it serves more people, and we avoid the accusations of discrimination.
I think HUD's idea (which is backed up by research) is to phase out public housing projects in favor of tenant based section 8 vouchers, with the thought that outcomes for low income people are better when they are spread out vs when they are concentrated. If the goal is social mobility (especially for children), it makes sense that a poor kid living in a regular neighborhood would fare better than a poor kid living in the projects. They want to attack the "cycle of poverty" as best they can.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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And then there is the issue that many of these suburbs don't have access to public transportation, so the low income residents (who cannot afford a car) have no way to get around. There are often not jobs close to the housing, so there's little opportunity for them to get a good job and break out of poverty.

Back when I was a landlord, I was told by many people to never accept Section 8 vouchers.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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Your house has to qualify first; they have some strict guidelines. The LL is on the hook for damages. And as Christie said, no public transportation in Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper, etc. In Plano, it's better but only if you live near a line that goes past both your work and a grocery.
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