Section 8 Vouchers in Short Supply, P...

Section 8 Vouchers in Short Supply, Pittsburgh Authorities Say

There are 75 comments on the KnowledgePlex.org News story from Jan 25, 2008, titled Section 8 Vouchers in Short Supply, Pittsburgh Authorities Say. In it, KnowledgePlex.org News reports that:

Federal funding formulas are forcing the Pittsburgh Housing Authority to gradually reduce the number of Section 8 rent vouchers it offers.

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sunny

United States

#65 Mar 23, 2009
it does not matter if you own your house or rent with section 8, it's all in how you keep your house clean or dirty.i have a neighbor 4 doors down that own and throw condoms out the windows and have alot of trash in there yard.
victoria

Mckeesport, PA

#67 Jun 18, 2009
WOW! what a way 2 judge people i myself am not on section 8 but mt sister is, and i know that she has 2 keep her house clean and if its messed up whan she moves she will be kicked off of sec 8. i also know sec 8 will not pay someones rent unless the house is in good codition. but anyway im sure some ppl abuse it but not everyone does so the ppl on here need to stop talking about ppl as there all the same
tiredofidiots

United States

#69 Aug 24, 2009
Old Cynic wrote:
Finally, there's hope for the neighborhoods yet. Killing the whole concept would be better. Nothing screws up a decent neighborhood like section 8 housing.
You all are very ignorant. Just because you need help does not mean you are on drugs,an alcholic or that your black husband left his kids. It also does not mean you are stupid. sometimes we all make bad choices in life but that in no way, shape or form mean we are less of a person than someone who didn't. stop judging people. No one is immune to hardship, no matter how much you blink. It could all be gone in a NY minute. People like you all need prayer. I hope someone prays for you and your ignorance.
tiredofidiots

United States

#70 Aug 24, 2009
ROB wrote:
what,s really messed up! is there are people out there that really need,s help! but dont get it! then there are a lot of people that is getting help, that can work and do something for there sleve,s!!! but dont! so there for wye in the heck do us hard working tax paying people should half to pay for that????? i mean! at least they can work at walmart or any other type store at least part time! and if they just cant fine a job! then at least they can go out and help keep the street,s clean! i bet allmost 50% if not more! the people on welfare and section 8!> deals in drugs! ohhh! hey if them low life lazy ass bum,s that are on welfare,and section 8 that dont work! then where in the world they get the money! for there cell phones???????? i bet if the groverment made people on welfare and section 8! take a drug test! to be on welfare and section 8! i bet there would be a lot less people on it! the reason wye i say that!! is we working people half to take a drug test to get a job and work! so it,s only fare!! that the groverment make the lazy ass bums take a drug test!
What's really messed up is that you claim to have a job but yet your post is filled with errors. work on your writing before you worry about someone being on welfare.Or were you on drugs when you wrote your post? IDIOT
ashlee

Pittsburgh, PA

#72 Sep 19, 2009
let me start by first sayn that i understand why most people are opposed to section 8. but theres also two sides to every story. First off everybody wants to tell somebody get a job how many minorities do you have working with you. how do u react when a minority fills out an application or when they show up for their first day of work. a little uneasy right. well thats the problem its sad to say but were not offered the same opportunites as everyone else. you can him and haw all you want but its true. EVERYBODY abuses the system.
one who escaped

United States

#73 Sep 19, 2009
I guess I just don't get it...section 8 ( I thought ) was put into place to scatter the poor folks all over the area....I was on section 8 , when I was a young child still living at home. It helped us get out of Braddock and move to West Mifflin...When you know better, and see your neighbors WORKING and doing better, you also begin to belive in yourself and do better as well. I never was on food stamps in my life, and mom was only on section 8 for 3yrs...She now lives in Bethel Park.....The program can work if you use it right. I do not think slum lords should be eligibly for the program.

“Sub sinks at the Point. ”

Since: Sep 08

Pittsburgh DUH!!

#74 Sep 20, 2009
Section 8 is a scam.. a number of females claim abuse and file falsified PFA's (protection from abuse orders) to get on the top of the list for section 8..
They then move the boyfriend into the home (since he does a little bit of jail time and the PFA expires<this is all pre-planned *and nobody can tell me it isnt* but The Maggot system dont investigate them any further..
one who escaped

United States

#75 Sep 20, 2009
I guess,what I do not understand is if you were sucessful in getting on the program and the goverment is going to pay your housing costs for you WHY would you want to live in the slum area when you could live anywhere ?
If you continue to live next to the welfare bums and the skum...I think you are defeating the purpose of the program.
the toad

United States

#76 Oct 3, 2009
section 8 is the worst thing I've seen move in to my area hands down.....section 8 people are the scum of the earth.
one who escaped

United States

#77 Oct 4, 2009
the toad wrote:
section 8 is the worst thing I've seen move in to my area hands down.....section 8 people are the scum of the e
arth.


Maybe YOU should "STEP UP" and teach these people how they should be living ....For some reason I do not think calling people names is the right thing to do. Maybe you should bake them some cookies and Welcome them to the neighborhood ( that's what we do here in MO. when we get some new neighbors )
USED TO LIVE THERE

Wexford, PA

#78 Oct 5, 2009
The concept of Section 8 makes sense. But, it rarely works, most recipients never get off of it and tend not to work. Those around them that do resent and watch while they go off to work their Section 8 neighbors hanging out and living for free.

“Sub sinks at the Point. ”

Since: Sep 08

Pittsburgh DUH!!

#79 Oct 5, 2009
I need to find me one these scumbag chicks to file a PFA on me, so we can get a free house together..:)

I need to get on dealing some crack and heroin, then maybe I can have that annoying boom boom car I always wanted..

idk why Im working a real job..:(

would NA/AA be a good place to meet weirdo bitches?
one who escaped

United States

#80 Oct 6, 2009
sinkingsub wrote:
I need to find me one these scumbag chicks to file a PFA on me, so we can get a free house together..:)
I need to get on dealing some crack and heroin, then maybe I can have that annoying boom boom car I always wanted..
idk why Im working a real job..:(
would NA/AA be a good place to meet weirdo bitches?
If thats how you want to live your life....You can
I'll be praying for you.
LadyeHawke

Zelienople, PA

#81 Oct 6, 2009
sinkingsub wrote:
I need to find me one these scumbag chicks to file a PFA on me, so we can get a free house together..:)
I need to get on dealing some crack and heroin, then maybe I can have that annoying boom boom car I always wanted..
idk why Im working a real job..:(
would NA/AA be a good place to meet weirdo bitches?
They would be good places to meet some people who are working on recovering from substance abuses, though : D You'd have to go to a dog kennel, though, to meet any female as well as male dogs.
Westing

Fombell, PA

#83 Feb 12, 2013
Old Cynic wrote:
Finally, there's hope for the neighborhoods yet. Killing the whole concept would be better. Nothing screws up a decent neighborhood like section 8 housing.
Agree 100%. Unattended kids and unreported guests are immense trouble for neighborhoods.

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