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Howard Husock
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iam deaf impaired i would like to mention with you about nycha apartment in atlanta g.a. pls let me know
It would be nice to have parks in NYC Housing projects carry explicit signs as to how to keep them free from pigeons, litterers and smokers (and fat people sitting out there doing nothing but eating and smoking), this is a sign that most people in City Housing are choosing not to work and just collect SSI and have live in boyfriends to double their income especially for their favorite vices: smoking and eating (and loafing).
I AM A TENANT LIVING IN A FOUR BEDROOM APT IN NYC HOUSING, I WANT TO DOWNSIZE TO A TWO(2) BEDROOM,WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MOVE?
thats nycha foryou. they want people to move but they don,t want people to move they make it hard idon,t see whats the big deal just to get a transfor these people can,t afored to move.why won,t they just give transfors to people who live in those onebed room nycha apartments to other delevopment of there chioce so those elder in the same delevlopment can stay at that delevopment so it won,t be such a massive ajustment for there lifes its a win on all sides
"resources should be scaled to need" Sounds like rationing to me. Can anyone say Obamacare?
Sly-Dell wrote it in caps so it must be true.
M SLYDELL II, PA-MBA June 22, 2011 at 5:12 AM
THIS SEEMS TO BE A NATIONAL PROBLEM , SIMPLY BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING PRIVATE DEALS WITH PRIVATE MANAGERS AND DEVELOPERS , I CAN SAY THIS WITH A GREAT DEAL OF CONVICTION , FOR I ONCE WAS PRIVY TO PEOPLE IN HIGH POSITIONS PLOTTING THE LEAST COST EFFECTIVE MEASURES TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING SITUATION , COME TO PA AND TAKE A LOOK ESPICALLY CHESTER PA , WHAT A PUBLIC HOUSING PROBLEM.
Home is home. Shoving someone out of his or her apartment because children have grown and the place is "underoccupied" is not a "normal" move. The final paragraph of this essay should be tatooed on Mr. Husock's forehead when he's over sixty and forced to move ... except that he, of course, is probably not in rent stabilized housing. Shoving older New Yorkers out of their homes is--like the tyranny of the co-op board--one of the few bad things about the greatest city int he world
Capitalism of needs. LOL Love it!

Strange, I never hear the left calling for regulation of their own capitalism of influence, but I'm sure at some point in their increasing unpopularity we'll hear about assent equality initiatives.
Moving "overhoused tenants" in NYCHA has some pros and cons, but a system that avails incentives to the tenants for downsizing and disincentives for being over housed may be fair-keep in mind the tenants overall needs. Many of these older tenants reunite with family members, often becoming caregivers to grandchildren-later on, being the natural support system and saving society from those costs associated with homelessness and foster care. I argue with the author's criticism of DiNapoli's support of rent regulation. If opposed to rent regulation would Mr. Husock deny developers countless tax breaks and property deals for developing luxury housing (which this city has an abundance of)? There is more corporate welfare than protections for the little guy.
They need the extra bedrooms to perform all those abortions.
http://www.Queensbridge.us June 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM
Some people rent out their extra rooms on
Craigslist