Burns Heights complex to be razed
Frank Aggazio, executive director of the Allegheny County Housing Authority, stands in the Burns Heights public housing complex in Duquesne.
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#1 May 21, 2009
Great!!!!It's an eyesore
#2 Jun 3, 2009
I cant even finish reading the article. So build single family houses for HUD tenants to destroy, just like they did to Burns Heights? What a shame! Thats our government money hard at work.
Public housing "should be" to help people get on their feet and make something for themselves so they can move on. Not a way of life! The article says one lady who lived there for 44 years! Collecting government money for 44 years?? Nice......... your telling me you can't find a job in 44 years??
OK enough ........ I'm just saying I can't wait to drive by in 5 years and see those beautiful houses destroyed by people who don't appreciate it. Our tax dollars put to good use... NOT!
#3 Oct 10, 2009
Don't worry they will all start migrating up into West Mifflin. No where left to live in Duquesne. Why do you think they want to build townhouses up at Westwood.
#4 Oct 12, 2009
Waste of money.
#5 Oct 15, 2009
Well I just drove by those nice new houses - off of Crawford, near Center St, and I see that they are all still up for sale. I guess the HUD recipients cant stop living the life of crime long enough to inquire on how to buy one of them.
#6 Oct 23, 2009
I used to live in Burns Heights many years ago. At that time those who lived there had jobs and took good care of the property, cut the grass, painted their apartments, repaired their screendoors, windows, etc.. They purchased their own coal for the furnace to keep warm in the winter. No AC in the summer, just open the doors and windows. Then government came in and said they were making too much money and that this was low income housing so those people had to go.
Once low income or no income people moved in the place went to CRAP.
#7 Jan 3, 2010
The Federal Government signed a 99 year lease many years ago. You have 55 years of leasing of the HUD land! Check it out!
#8 Jan 5, 2010
I cannot believe that they JUST REMODELED this development back in 1995.
And it looks like crap, and is ready to raze?!
That is just....uneblievable.
I hope they better-qualify the people they allow to live in the new homes.
The money being used to rebuild this area is coming from OUR pockets.
I havent been by that area for a while.....have they torn them down yet?
#9 Jan 17, 2010
#10 May 19, 2010
FU BURNS HEIGHTS! BACK IN THE DAY THE HEIGHTS WAS THE SHIT. SHI..BACK IN THE DAY DUQUESNE WAS THE SHIZNIK. U COULDNT PAY ME 2 LIVE IN DIRTY DUMN DUQUESNE. WHO EVER STILL LIVIN IN DUKE FROM EARLY 80'S..IS A DUMN ASS AND HAVE NO BRAINS. A BUNCH OF IGNORANT NEGROES.
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