Black Positive People : Family living in public housing makes half a million a year, and HUD's OK with that

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Saving Money,


    They will be closing that loop-hole real soon ...



    Family living in public housing makes half a million a year, and HUD's OK with that


    ... In the New York case, the New York Housing Authority told the inspector general that it didn't evict the family earning $497,911 from its three-bedroom unit "because its policy does not require it to terminate the tenancy or evict families solely because they are overincome. The Authority believes that allowing overincome families to reside in public housing is beneficial because it shows that participation in the public housing program can help families achieve a more stable life and the average rent paid by overincome families is greater than that paid by other low income families." ...



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    A public housing complex in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


    https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/space...a-year--and-hud-s-ok-with-that-180054498.html


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    I'm not understanding the reasoning behind this.
     
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    When you say you don't understand the reasoning behind this, are you referring to the tenants, or HUD's failure to evict overincome tenants, or both?

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    Maybe I don't understand HUD. I thought HUD was based on a precentage of your income. If they are banking like that are they being charged based on their income? I wouldn't say put them out but I would think they would be paying a healthy rent if it's based off their income. Maybe that is not how HUD works but I thought that is how it worked.
     
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    I see.

    They are paying a higher rate. I could only post a snippet of the link, if you click this:

    https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/space...a-year--and-hud-s-ok-with-that-180054498.html

    ... It gives more details and graphs.

    But I did underscore this portion below in red in the post, which explains HUD's dilemma:

    "because its policy does not require it to terminate the tenancy or evict families solely because they are overincome.

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    Ok I understand it now. That family is paying the highest rate. Once you're in you're in. I do see how this works now. I can't imagine making that kind of money and living in what I see pictured. If they didn't kick me out I would evict myself. Thanks so much for the information/link.
     
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    Vile, selfish creatures to deny the true needy of housing....I hope their karma is exacting.
     
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    Good deal ... Its not a problem JenaBee63, no, not at all, yvw.

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    Right, applies to both, the tenants and Hud.

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    I worked for the Housing Authority/HUD in OK at one time. These type of high income Black people living in income based housing, who came into money after being income eligible for low income housing, suffer from sever slave mentality. (Im assuming they are Black).

    There were several in OK. Not to the income mentioned in the article, I don't think, but middle class.

    Many became eligible after losing high income jobs and applied, IMO, out of panic. The 4 bed room apartments were in high demand and usually the nicest,

    I was a housing specialist which included collecting rent. I became courious about who are these people paying more than $1,000 a month to live in "the projects". So I started asking. You have enough income to live anywhere, why don't you move? Move.

    The answer, from everyone I asked, was the same: FEAR. fear that what led them to low income housing could happen again. A type of fear that I couldn't persuade anyone might not happen again.

    What I learned from working there is you really can't predict your future. We're all just one paycheck away from low income housing. Have a plan. Save.

    There were senior citizens who sold their home to move into senior citizens housing. The kids were grown and they couldn't use the stairs or take care of the yard. Some sold homes for as much as a $100,000.

    After working there I declared I would only purchase a ranch style home.
    I've worked many jobs (military) and the Housing Authouity was the most revealing to the fear people feel with change. And the adjustment to being comfortable in a financially safe environment.

    One day, I'll never forget, is the wife of a local news anchor came in the office in panic and crying. She told me her story about her husband having an affair
    And they were talking about divorce. She would need a place to live.
     
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