Wednesday, December 12, 2007
What next in NOLA? updated
This is an update on the situation.
The lady that says HUD and HANO do not have a right to make decisions for her needs to have a reality check. By virture of trapping herself and her family in the public housing system she has given up her rights to choice with regard to free housing. If she has a problem, why not get out of the system so she can make her own choices about where to live?
I know this is easier said than done, but like the white guy was saying, the residents of the housing developments are never going to get ahead until they are encouraged, forced whatever you want to call it, out of the present system.
Perhaps this is an example of growing pains at its worst. I don't know, but this is going to get worse before it gets better.
Terrorism in New Orleans?
It seems that this city is caught up in a never ending racial socio-economic struggle. An un-named group is circulating posters saying that for every unit in the housing developments that is torn down, they will destroy a condo.
I understand that the people who spent generations of entitlement oriented living in the projects feel that these public housing units are in fact their homes. Bottom line is that they were never owned, cared for or even maintained by the residents. Typically the developments that are being torn down need from a structural sense to be demolished; the city does not have the funds to fix them up and HANO and HUD are not going to come up with the money.
If people are so concerned, why not come back to New Orleans and get Jessie and Al to pitch in with a bunch of Churches to help the people rebuild their rental units in the projects? No, they do not want to have to play a part in the rebuild effort; they just want to complain about it. Section 8 housing is going to replace the developments, but that too will require the home owner to actually have to maintain and pay rent on said property. So – evidently whoever is distributing these posters wants to get their housing, utilities and lawn care for free.
I would like to get my housing, utilities and lawn care for free, and I would really LOVE not to have to pay outrageous property taxes to support the folks that would prefer to be reactive not proactive.
Destroy a Condo for every unit that is demolished, because why should Rich people be able to live here, but not the poor? What type of fucked up logic is that? The Condo owners and Home owners are the tax base that allows the city to support the poor.
It will be interesting to see what happens when the first development goes down. I am somewhat concerned about the rodents that now call the projects home descending in to Up Town New Orleans and taking up residence with me. However, I guess the rodents like the former housing residents will feel that they are entitled if they have no place else to go.
I am going get a cat and a tazer!