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July 12, 2006

Big Turnout For AY Housing Forum

Marriot.jpg Brownstoner hosted a little discussion in the comments section of today's post covering the local news of Ratner's affordable housing informational meeting.

Here's a smattering of the remarks:

You mean families making $99,261 - $113,440 a year need subsidies? So they can rent an apt for $2658 a month? I guess that makes me an unsubsidised pauper, in comparison. — CrownHeightsProud

So, I wonder, how will Acorn and the Rev. Daugherty spin their support of subsidized housing for people making 99,00 + (450 apts.) as opposed to low income people (21,000, 225 apts)? Seems to me me if you make that kind of money and you are willing to fork over 2658$ a month rent, you damn well don't need subsidies. — BX2Brooklyn


NoLandGrab: Critics of the project have been trying for more than a year to explain to anyone who will listen that the affordable housing program negotiated by ACORN with Bruce Ratner is in reality a housing subsidy plan for the middle and upper-middle classes, with a few crumbs for those who really need it.

Posted by lumi at July 12, 2006 8:12 PM