IS IT TRUE that some people feel that gentrification to the tax collector and the American taxpayer is a profoundly positive thing?…they feel converting Section 8 housing to market rate allows for the property to be reassessed based on its revenue collection which makes government officials very happy?…they also feel getting rid of Section 8 housing also removes a tax burden from the taxpayers?
IS IT TRUE the only problem with gentrification is that it displaces people who have been getting subsidies and who may not have the ability to get by without a housing subsidy?…gentrification has been known to grow homelessness?…in some cases like East Palo Alto, CA gentrification has been an overwhelming success in uplifting the area?…in another one which is the liberal bastion of Santa Monica it lead to the city using it’s laws to round up he homeless and put them on Greyhound busses to Phoenix with a one way ticket, therefore exporting their problem to another state?…that is a pretty disgusting way for Santa Monica to conduct themselves?
IS IT TRUE that when the dust up over the conversion of the Lincoln Estates started, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke caught the political compassion bug and was talking about allocating some taxpayer money (around $100,000) to help relocate the dislocated residents?…that idea must not have gotten much traction with City Council and may not have even been legal, so his tune has changed?…in the latest discussion Mayor Winnecke is distancing himself from the downtrodden folks with the following statement: “I understand the fear,” Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said. “I understand why people are concerned. We just have to keep the lines of discussion open. We have to keep communicating with people in these neighborhoods.”
IS IT TRUE that talk (communication) always has and always will be CHEAP?…the statement above is not only shallow but patronizing and useless to a person facing a summer in the streets?…there is mechanism out there in Indiana to deal partially with being forced out of housing?…we wonder why the Township Trustee for the ward that Lincoln Estates is in has not come forward with some assistance?…that is why Township Trustees exist?…it will be interesting to see how this plays out but what is good for downtown Evansville is obviously not so good for people who have been living on a housing subsidy for many years?
IS IT TRUE we wonder when this property was in bankruptcy why didn’t The Office Of The Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program (Investigations Division) out of Washington, D C pay a visit to Evansville to look at the Lincoln Estates issue?