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Old 07-11-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Well you said yourself in post #85 that "the South Chicago suburbs are among the poorest in the state"! Anyone who makes a decent income IS not electively living in those neighborhoods. I would assume that most lower income individuals are either stuck in their current home because they can't get a higher loan (so not selling), renting or using section 8. Not too many options for that here unless they are moving to another lower income area such as Gary or East Chicago. Most of the NW Indiana towns have very low rental options and homes are between $250k-750K; therefore, those individuals are probably not moving here and staying put. As I stated before, in my area I have only met 2 families who have moved here from the Chicago South suburbs and it was due to white flight in Homewood and Lansing!


As far as public assistance is concerned some is federal and some is at the state level. States are becoming more involved in who gets and who doesn't get assistance from both levels. State funding also plays a big part in it. Anyone who might be receiving it is not going to risk losing it by moving to another state!


Anyway, it's pretty clear you are Pro-Illinois and should rightfully be if you plan to stay. This forum is for those who are considering leaving. I among others are giving them information on that. If you are not, then maybe you should not participate in this thread any longer and stop the harassment of others that are trying to help PER THE THREAD.
Haha!!! I owe myself 20 bucks. I was betting that code word was going to be in one of your next posts. My sense of deja vu is in complete overdrive here.

Anyway, I can assure you that the people you think are on public assistance are not on public assistance. In Berwyn, everybody was screaming "Section 8!" when black people moved in, but we FOIA'd it and there were like a hundred vouchers in the entire city of 50 plus thousand. They were just families who moved there for the safer schools. And I can also assure you that if indeed NWI is getting white flight, that is not a stable situation to be in, especially when prices are low enough to upset that apple cart pretty fast. That should be good information for those considering leaving IL for the Region.

 
Old 07-11-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by CGab View Post
Well you said yourself in post #85 that "the South Chicago suburbs are among the poorest in the state"! Anyone who makes a decent income IS not electively living in those neighborhoods. I would assume that most lower income individuals are either stuck in their current home because they can't get a higher loan (so not selling), renting or using section 8. Not too many options for that here unless they are moving to another lower income area such as Gary or East Chicago. Most of the NW Indiana towns have very low rental options and homes are between $250k-750K; therefore, those individuals are probably not moving here and staying put. As I stated before, in my area I have only met 2 families who have moved here from the Chicago South suburbs and it was due to white flight in Homewood and Lansing!


As far as public assistance is concerned some is federal and some is at the state level. States are becoming more involved in who gets and who doesn't get assistance from both levels. State funding also plays a big part in it. Anyone who might be receiving it is not going to risk losing it by moving to another state!


Anyway, it's pretty clear you are Pro-Illinois and should rightfully be if you plan to stay. This forum is for those who are considering leaving. I among others are giving them information on that. If you are not, then maybe you should not participate in this thread any longer and stop the harassment of others that are trying to help PER THE THREAD.
? Isn't a town like Munster considered one of the more affluent towns in NWI? The median home value is $215,900. Clearly, there are a plethora of single family homes available in NWI for less than the $250k price point you identify at the low end of your range. This type of affordability absolutely does/will attract a certain demographic, particularly as more and more of the lower and working class folk are priced out of Illinois.

https://www.zillow.com/munster-in/home-values/
 
Old 07-11-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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Haha!!! I owe myself 20 bucks. I was betting that code word was going to be in one of your next posts. My sense of deja vu is in complete overdrive here.

Anyway, I can assure you that the people you think are on public assistance are not on public assistance. In Berwyn, everybody was screaming "Section 8!" when black people moved in, but we FOIA'd it and there were like a hundred vouchers in the entire city of 50 plus thousand. They were just families who moved there for the safer schools. And I can also assure you that if indeed NWI is getting white flight, that is not a stable situation to be in, especially when prices are low enough to upset that apple cart pretty fast. That should be good information for those considering leaving IL for the Region.
I don't always agree with your posts but you are right on with this assessment
 
Old 07-11-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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I don't always agree with your posts but you are right on with this assessment
Sad personal experience that to be honest I sometimes wish I didn't have But I'm pretty comfortable in making the statements I'm making here. Thank you.
 
Old 07-11-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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