D.C.’s Plan to Help Homeless Fails Miserably
Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.
In Washington, D.C., city housing officials “increased the value of rental subsidies” in order to “give tenants who had previously clustered in impoverished, high-crime areas east of the Anacostia River a shot at living in more desirable neighborhoods,” The Washington Post reported.
At Sedgwick Gardens, an upscale apartment complex in Cleveland Park, “Many of the new tenants are previously homeless men and women who came directly from shelters or the streets, some still struggling with severe behavioral problems,” the Post reported.
This caused issues. The Post reported that police visits to Sedgwick “have nearly quadrupled since 2016,” causing some tenants to move out. After resident complaints, social workers were dispatched to the building to handle issues at night.
There are three basic complaints from residents at Sedgwick: Those who received city vouchers to live in the complex that say they feel unwelcome by their more affluent neighbors, the affluent neighbors who support the program but insist the building’s use of the vouchers was mismanaged, and those who think the program was implemented too hastily.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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India has a caste system. In America, it’s voluntary.
I don’t think that emptying the shelters is exactly what the government nor the residents of Sedgwick planned on. You can’t lower the standards for one group to favor another. I don’t blame the current residents from moving or complaining above the situation.
Like the geniuses who bussed White kids into the ghettos.
Leave our Social Security alone. These Illegal Aliens did not put money into it and they did not work at all for this American Benefit. As far as the homeless Goes they are homeless because they do not want to work so they should put them all in these FEMA CAMPS just to get them off the streets.
This is not the way to go about giving houses to the poor. If you put them in with others that have more you make the poor feel out of place and the ones with more don’t want to feel like they shouldn’t have what they do. The gov’t should stop trying to make all equal because all are not equal as far as ambition and what they want out of life. The poor are poor because they don’t usually work as hard as those with more so they have less but that is just a fact of life. No one in this world will ever be equal to each other when it comes to life and living it.God in the next life will make all things equal then so turn to Him and get right with Jesus so you will go to heaven.
You cannot help people that do not want to help themselves. Educate them and maybe they can help themselves. Govmnt get the hell out of the way.