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Old 08-08-2008, 02:36 PM
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Then why limit this to the PJs? Aren't Mitchell-Lamas subsidized housing as well?
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:45 PM
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Sorry, but I am not a supporter of people who are able to work abusing the system. PJ's should be a temporary fix for people, not a long term situation.
It used to be that way until some people decided that people in pj's should pay 1/3 of their gross income instead of 1/4. This would be equal to about 1/2 of your monthly take home pay. Most people that can only afford to rent and not buy are in this same predicament. So how can people with a lot less to begin with pay full rent that is demanded in privately owned housing.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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I understand that people are angry about the fact that you can work hard and still not attain the American dream. However getting angry with people that are worse off than you are will not change anything. As long as people continue to do this nothing changes because we are not demanding more from those that are in power to change it.
Well said! Most people just don't get this. How can you blame a poor person for your lack of financial opportunities. They are poorer than you! The few programs that exist in our city or around the country still leaves out millions of poor people.

Nothing is being done about the middle class or for the middle class. And instead of demanding this from the govt, people get aggravated with the poor who were fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) to get an apartment in the projects? Does that make any sense? No, it doesn't. Not to me.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:49 PM
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Then why limit this to the PJs? Aren't Mitchell-Lamas subsidized housing as well?
There are minimum income levels for Mitchell-Lamas. If a person can meet this level. I am pretty sure that they would rather live in a Mitchell-Lama
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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Well said! Most people just don't get this. How can you blame a poor person for your lack of financial opportunities. They are poorer than you! The few programs that exist in our city or around the country still leaves out millions of poor people.

Nothing is being done about the middle class or for the middle class. And instead of demanding this from the govt, people get aggravated with the poor who were fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) to get an apartment in the projects? Does that make any sense? No, it doesn't. Not to me.
I can't speak for anyone else but I am not "ANGRY" with poor people. I was unable to save any money for most of my life and was just able to buy an apartment this year and I am 42 years old. That said, what I am complaining about is the system not being run properly and also those who abuse it.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Ew I hate projects and there aren't enough words to express how much I'd appreciate it if they were destroyed with a wrecking ball or strapped with explosives and wiped off the face of the island.

There should be no public housing here because Manhattan is too good for projects and project dwellers.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Sorry, but I am not a supporter of people who are able to work abusing the system. PJ's should be a temporary fix for people, not a long term situation.
I don't condone it either....because that apartment could go to somebody who really needs it....but you never answered my question....how are the poor people going to move out of NYC? Even moving costs money. It's not easy, even for those who make decent money, to just pick up and move somewhere else. Look at the amount of "I'm moving to NYC, help!" thread we get on this forum.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Ew I hate projects and there aren't enough words to express how much I'd appreciate it if they were destroyed with a wrecking ball or strapped with explosives and wiped off the face of the island.

There should be no public housing here because Manhattan is too good for projects and project dwellers.
We are well aware of your thoughts on this topic.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:27 PM
 
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If anything Manhattan needs more low income housing and the outer boroughs need more luxury. Economic segregation isn't a good thing.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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Then why limit this to the PJs? Aren't Mitchell-Lamas subsidized housing as well?
Due to narrow-mindedness.
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