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Old 02-24-2008, 01:26 AM
 
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Would someone be able to find government subsidized housing in a place like Venice Beach (which is overtly expensive, probably due to its beach proximity) even if they had income...how does that work, because I have read about gang members being thrown out of housing projects (during the gentrification period), so would a law abiding citizen coming from a much more affordable part of the country be able to live in one of the most sought after places in los angeles with assistance from uncle sam or is this just a pipe dream?
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:40 AM
 
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if you're talking about mar vista gardens, last i heard, that property was being sold to UCLA. if the deal went through, i suspect that all the residents, not just the gangbangers, will be relocated in the not-too-distant future.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Would someone be able to find government subsidized housing in a place like Venice Beach (which is overtly expensive, probably due to its beach proximity) even if they had income...how does that work, because I have read about gang members being thrown out of housing projects (during the gentrification period), so would a law abiding citizen coming from a much more affordable part of the country be able to live in one of the most sought after places in los angeles with assistance from uncle sam or is this just a pipe dream?
It's a dream. The way you would have gotten assistance would have been to get on Sec 8 (after 2 - 5 years on the waiting list), and then find a building owner who would accept sec 8. Not happening in Venice or Santa Monica or Marina del Rey.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood
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It's a dream. The way you would have gotten assistance would have been to get on Sec 8 (after 2 - 5 years on the waiting list), and then find a building owner who would accept sec 8. Not happening in Venice or Santa Monica or Marina del Rey.
Actually you are wrong on both counts there IS a substantial amount of Section * in Venice, Santa Monica, and surrounding areas, the thing is alot of people have this idea that section 8 equals ,"gangbangers", which is ignorant in and of itself, and also, Section 8 depending on which city you get it through doesnt take that long. there are agencies who shorten the wait by alot(only 1 to 3 months), you just have to find them
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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How about making some money so you can afford to live there and we the people don't have to cover the tab? When Uncle Sam picks up the bill that is really us people that are producing members of society paying for others to live in areas that we ourselves can't always afford to live. How about living in an area that you can afford to pay for yourself?
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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How about making some money so you can afford to live there and we the people don't have to cover the tab? When Uncle Sam picks up the bill that is really us people that are producing members of society paying for others to live in areas that we ourselves can't always afford to live. How about living in an area that you can afford to pay for yourself?

SHAME ON YOU!...Do your homework..MANY PEOPLE ON SECTION 8 are Disable, Senior Citizens, etc...who can not work.. or have lost there jobs or become temporary low income do to many factors and ARE TRYING TO get their LIFE together!
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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SHAME ON YOU!...Do your homework..MANY PEOPLE ON SECTION 8 are Disable, Senior Citizens, etc...who can not work.. or have lost there jobs or become temporary low income do to many factors and ARE TRYING TO get their LIFE together!
And of the people that are living in Venice at the time their circumstance changed then fine. Why should someone that is not allready living there decide that they want to move to an area that they can not afford and make me pay for it? You don't move to an area that you can not afford, are not from, have no ties to, just to make a change in your life when you can not afford to pay for it. Why would anyone do that? The OP is from somewhere. Why not stay their and get assistance. This isn't the time to move if you can not afford it. Doing so is irresponsible for themselves and for those of us that have to pay for it. How many seniors, disabled, or individuals that have lost their jobs do you know that leave more affordable areas and move to a higher priced area? You don't leave a place like Oxnard and move to Beverly Hills when you are hurting financially You don't eat stake when you can only afford hot dogs. I know people that leave high end places for cheaper more affordable places and start over.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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maybe one day you will fall on you face and this post will haunt you....Just rememember Karma is a BYOTCHHHHHH
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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maybe one day you will fall on you face and this post will haunt you....Just rememember Karma is a BYOTCHHHHHH
Your not getting it. The OP wants to move to Venice and by the OP's own admission can not afford to live there. This has nothing to do with someone living in a community and falling on hard times. This person is having a hard time financially now and wants to move to an area that they can not afford now. I just don't see how anyone can put themselves in that position, or put the tax payers in that position. The system has plenty of people now that are trying to get into section 8 or some other kind of assistance. As some have stated their may be a waiting list anyway. Shouldn't the people that are living their allready get the opportunity to use what little resources are available now to them without someone else entering the area and asking for help?
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The mentality of people who believe that poor people are not allowed healthy choices are of the past...the Obama's are changing this... how are we as a country supposed to stay strong and powerful if society allows poor people a poor diet. who will replace the troops if we are a sick country with selfish thoughts? Food does not replace air and air does not replace shelter, these are the basic human rights that we enjoy as Americans.
What does "poor" mean? A guy who is short selling his $800K home may have a lower net worth than a guy pushing a shopping cart down Lincoln Blvd. Who is poorer?

Poor people are allowed healthy food choices. They are also allowed to buy Porsche and Mercedes Benz cars. There's not rule against either.
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