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Old 07-24-2013, 04:10 AM
 
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Interesting article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/ny...anted=all&_r=0
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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THe list should be public information, so that everyone knows where they stand. Same thing with Mitchell Lama.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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THe list should be public information, so that everyone knows where they stand. Same thing with Mitchell Lama.
I agree. This is a interesting article. 4 year waiting list...
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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This line from that story:

"Federal law prevents housing authorities from building additional units."

What's this about? Can someone explain this for me?
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I agree. This is a interesting article. 4 year waiting list...
Responding to myself. lol...4 year waiting list because people never move out. Some NYCHA tenants have been there 20- 40 years. Leaving family members on the lease...
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The solution to this problem is simple, force NYCHA lease holders to re-qualify every year. Have them submit the tax return of everyone living in the unit and if they now earn above a poverty level threshold, send them packing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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The solution to this problem is simple, force NYCHA lease holders to re-qualify every year. Have them submit the tax return of everyone living in the unit and if they now earn above a poverty level threshold, send them packing.

Then where will they go? Anyone could have gotten in these apartments in the 50's,60's,70's, lots of turn over back then. And back then the projects were very nice.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Then where will they go? Anyone could have gotten in these apartments in the 50's,60's,70's, lots of turn over back then. And back then the projects were very nice.
Shouldn't be the taxpayer's problem. If people are making enough money to be above the poverty line, then they should be able to find an apartment somewhere. Of course they don't want to give up their free ride, especially if they're in projects in midtown or downtown
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Shouldn't be the taxpayer's problem. If people are making enough money to be above the poverty line, then they should be able to find an apartment somewhere. Of course they don't want to give up their free ride, especially if they're in projects in midtown or downtown
7thflooor said it best make longtime and or high income nycha residents pay market rate rents.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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7thflooor said it best make longtime and or high income nycha residents pay market rate rents.
That's not right either because it means an apartment isn't available for a legitimately poor/homeless family. These things should be used to get people on their feet and self sufficient, and then on their way
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