Glenside Drive Needs A Change (Drug Addicts, Prostitutes, HUD)

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Deptford NJ Oak Valley

Bordentown, NJ

#1 Jun 20, 2008
Glenside Drive in Oak Valley is out of control. We have crack heads, drug dealers, prostitutes, alcoholics, and a sexual offender. Nice neighborhood to raise your children in. Most of these people live in the apartment buildings on our block. Some of them are HUD, so they get free everything. This way they have enough money to go buy their drugs, and swing by the local hookerís apt. with the left over change. The police have been called to these problem apartments countless times. And yet nothing is being done about it. When are the landlord held responsible for their tenants actions. Why are people on HUD not drug tested? Nothing is being done to address the problem? Talk to the Mayor, did that. Talk to the supervisor at HUD, did that. Talk to the landlords, did take too. Any solutions?
Deptford NJ Oak Valley

Bordentown, NJ

#2 Jun 20, 2008
Glenside Drive in Oak Valley is out of control. We have crack heads, drug dealers, prostitutes, alcoholics, and a sexual offender. Nice neighborhood to raise your children in. Most of these people live in the apartment buildings on our block. Some of them are HUD, so they get free everything. This way they have enough money to go buy their drugs, and swing by the local hookerís apt. with the left over change. The police have been called to these problem apartments countless times. And yet nothing is being done about it. When are the landlord held responsible for their tenants actions. Why are people on HUD not drug tested? Nothing is being done to address the problem? Talk to the Mayor, did that. Talk to the supervisor at HUD, did that. Talk to the landlords, did that too. Any solutions?
Tai Mai Shu

Glassboro, NJ

#3 Jun 21, 2008
Ha! Good luck on that one. I live in the next town over and we have the same problem. In fact, most towns do. HUD & Section 8 people seem to be the root of the problem. They all have the same mentality. Everyone owes them something. As long as they keep getting a free ride, they will stay. Unfortunately you either have to move or deal with it. Sad isn't it? I truly wish there was a way for the working people to get together and change the HUD and Section 8 laws. Mainly to make it temporary. You fall on hard times so you use it to get on your feet and then you move on. And yes...mandatory drug testing. I can go on and on about this because this topic enrages me but I'll stop here. I hope things work out for you.
Deptford NJ Oak Valley

Bordentown, NJ

#4 Jun 21, 2008
I heard HUD has a one strike rule. If you get caught selling, or doing drugs they can remove you from the program. My neighbor (drug addict) has just been arrested and charged with drugs. I have been talking to the supervisor at the HUD to start an investigation but, it doesnít seem to be going anywhere. I talked to a lawyer down at the court house; she told me keep on complaining and donít stop. Eventual, somebody will get tired of hearing me. A few of my neighbors want to take it to the news. Something has got to be done.
Deptford NJ Oak Valley

Bordentown, NJ

#5 Jun 21, 2008
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's controversial "one-strike" regulation, C.F.R.[sections] 966.4, empowers local public housing authorities ("PHAs") to terminate a resident's tenancy for "any criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or quiet enjoyment of the PHAs ... premises ... or (B) any drug-related criminal activity on or near the premises."(6) Section 966.4 extends far beyond evicting individuals for their own criminal actions; it creates a cause for termination of tenancy where a "tenant, any member of the household, a guest, or another person under the tenant's control," engages in criminal activity.(7)
Tai Mai Shu

Glassboro, NJ

#6 Jun 21, 2008
That is definitely the law but what good is it if it isn't enforced? There are never any consequences that is why they keep doing it. I would love to see a crack down. If HUD & Section 8 came to my town and did surprise urine tests to all of the people on those programs, 99% of them would get evicted. They know it and we know it. It was probably the drugs and ignorance that put them there in the first place. If there is a way to get the testing enforced, let me know. I would even volunteer my time to do the testing,:)
Steve Graff

United States

#7 Jul 6, 2008
Tai Mai Shu wrote:
Ha! Good luck on that one. I live in the next town over and we have the same problem. In fact, most towns do. HUD & Section 8 people seem to be the root of the problem. They all have the same mentality. Everyone owes them something. As long as they keep getting a free ride, they will stay. Unfortunately you either have to move or deal with it. Sad isn't it? I truly wish there was a way for the working people to get together and change the HUD and Section 8 laws. Mainly to make it temporary. You fall on hard times so you use it to get on your feet and then you move on. And yes...mandatory drug testing. I can go on and on about this because this topic enrages me but I'll stop here. I hope things work out for you.
Agree with you. I also live in Woodbury, and I think towns should be able to make it more difficult for section 8 properties by requiring landlords to do background checks on rental applicants.
Suffering Home-owner

Willingboro, NJ

#8 Aug 22, 2008
I'm the person who wrote about glenside Drive. I just found out that one of these idiots (who happens to live in one of the HUD apartments) has been arrested and convicted twice last year for weapons and drugs. He was also arrested 2 months ago for drugs. When is HUD or the landlord held liable for the actions that are currently taking place at this residency? Oh, did I forget to mention the hooker that lives up stairs. There is traffic all night long. The drug dealer pulls up in his Lexus and lays on the horn. Then the crackheads come running out. It reminds me of the Mister Soft Truck. Nice place to raise a family. Hopefully, nobody gets killed before sometype of action takes place. Help!!!!!
HUD Hater

Willingboro, NJ

#9 Aug 22, 2008
Why are these people not randomly drug tested? If they did this; more than half would be kicked out of the program.
Xanny Lou Woodbury NJ

Jersey City, NJ

#10 Sep 16, 2008
Hale Drug Tests!!! Though I don't make much a habit of "hate," I'll have to agree with HUD Hater. Government funding is that which supports people rendered eligible for Sec 8, and HUD housing...Government funding comes primarily from middle class working folks, for whom it is necessary to pass a drug screening to earn an income...then we pay for it. No I say "No Fair." Initial, and regular drug screening should be mandatory to receive this funding--but we can't just hold the person who is holding the lease responsible, all persons in the household should be subject to this screening. We're already spending so many tax dollars on this, in the end it would even out because there would be less people in the program, and more people working for pay and contributing taxes from their earned income to the program.
resident

AOL

#11 Sep 25, 2008
them apartments need to be gone.. i live right around the corner from them drug infested police attractions.. if you have ever been inside them apartments they stink bad there are roaches every where the wiring is very bad the ceilings are caving inward in some of the rooms.. there are bullet holes in D building,and what the heck is in there that make all them buldings STINK!!!??? well i have that answer but i will keep that comment to my self...
1burrito

Pottsville, PA

#12 Mar 16, 2009
The reason "they" get away with it is.... BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK!!!! White people don't get away this behavior! The black is destroying the fabric of America, demanding segregation on their own terms when it suits them best. The "race war" is on baby!!!
1burrito

Pottsville, PA

#13 Mar 16, 2009
I also say that if you live in section 8 housing, your place should be inspected monthly and you AND your dependents should be drug tested. One failure, and you are on your own! I also believe that welfare recipients should be on birth control and drug tested, and made to perform some sort of work... even if it means sweeping the sidewalks of your neighborhood!
Spuds n Suds

Lancaster, PA

#14 Mar 18, 2009
Looks like Hillside Apts or whatever they are called now are almost gone. They are boarding them up and I see very few cars in the parking lot. It's about time.
The suffering neighbor

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Mar 30, 2010
Just to add to the list on Glenside Drive: a stabbing 3/26/10 in which the patient is in critical condition. What a wonderful place to raise a family! Hey Deptford Township NJ, want to help with the crack heads, hookers, and HUD problem apts on Glenside Drive?????????
Need a Tip

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Mar 30, 2010
Hey Deptford Police: 705 Glenside Drive (KNOWN DRUG HOUSE Both Up Stairs and Downstairs APTS)Hint-Hint!!!!!!!
ogden resident

United States

#17 Apr 3, 2010
anyone wanna talk about the problems on glenside
WOW

West Liberty, KY

#18 Jun 21, 2012
Unreal how we judge people I guess at one time I would of felt the same way after rehab wiht my 2 daughters things look a little diffrent now. I think we need to reach out and help, one person then you can look up and thank the Lord. Each person that reads this if they are honest will say I have one family member that needs help. That are walking in the same shoes PAPA always said if you can not say something good about someone say nothing at all!God created all men equal and there are too things we can not excape one is birth and the second is death. So guess it does not matter what we ware, what we drive what we own. It will be the memories that we share if it be to the good or bad.You never know what has driven people down the road that they live in lets say a prayer for God to open there eyes before they take there last breath.
Deptford NJ Oak Valley wrote:
Glenside Drive in Oak Valley is out of control. We have crack heads, drug dealers, prostitutes, alcoholics, and a sexual offender. Nice neighborhood to raise your children in. Most of these people live in the apartment buildings on our block. Some of them are HUD, so they get free everything. This way they have enough money to go buy their drugs, and swing by the local hookerís apt. with the left over change. The police have been called to these problem apartments countless times. And yet nothing is being done about it. When are the landlord held responsible for their tenants actions. Why are people on HUD not drug tested? Nothing is being done to address the problem? Talk to the Mayor, did that. Talk to the supervisor at HUD, did that. Talk to the landlords, did take too. Any solutions?

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