Re: section 8
posted at 4/9/2011 7:20 PM EDT
My real comcern with section 8 is fraud.
I know of some people who have section 8 vouchers and collect food stamps free health insurance.
My problem is some of these people collecting live with the childrens father who is working fulltime making in excess of 60K per year, driving two new cars, a motor cylce and a boat. They also have 3 big screen tv's and eat lobster at least once per week. Is this fair to the taxpayer?
I would like to see more investigations into the people who recieve section 8 and eliminate the fraud. how hard would it be to notice the two cars, boat and motorcycle in the driveway. the bottom line is the taxpayer is paying the rent and the daddy is enjoying his new (taxpayer funded) toys.
I asked a few times why they never got married and was told that if they did they would lose the free rent, food stamps and health insurance... huh?
Drug testing might not be a bad idea too. You can't get a job now without one so why not test people on welfare too?
In Response to Re: section 8
[QUOTE]The city has no say in how many section 8 housing there is. The landlord goes to the state and applies to the program. After a inspection they are license to rent to section 8. The reason why we have so many and the affluent communites dont is because in Malden, section 8 pays more than the going rental rates. So why should a landlord rent to non section 8 when he can get more for section 8. The affluent communites can get more than section 8 so they do. Simple supply and demand. The state has regulations that if you accept section 8 you have to abide by. One is no criminal activity or people in your house that do crimes. These are HUD requirements. What would solve all this is if any criminal activity happens in your section 8 apt or you and yours does crimes, you loose your voucher. Again HUD rules. Nobody is traking this and reporting to the state. This is becuase in Liberal Mass, you would be vilified if you were to ask someone if they were on section 8. So, we let the criminals get away with commiting crimes and god forbid ask them if they receive section 8. Let the police ask this question. See how fast you would cut down on abuse in the section 8 program.
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