We’ve been hearing this claim a lot lately, that the current local restrictions on Section 8 are so great. It’d be nice then if staff provided a list of — say– the last 20 or 30 housing subsidy recipients and their qualifying status. Are they all parents who are also military veterans?
Are there any single homeless in the mix? Single elderly?
Younger single recipients? None of them vets?
No? Why not? (Btw, vets have their own Section 8-like subsidy program from the VA. So is it really fair for them to get an extra shot from Burbank?)
Speaking of subsidized housing … if you want to give yourself a real shock, go and check out how many nice new cars are sitting in the parking lot of that fancy disabled housing over on the corner of Providencia and San Fernando.
The city helped with that particular housing program in many ways. So how come the beneficiaries are so affluent? The same holds true of the senior “artists apartments” on the corner of Verdugo. It was largely a BHA subsidy. It certainly began that way.
What a sense of values this town has, no? Someone’s got some explaining to do.
It’s too bad that apart from Dr. Gordon, no one ever makes them.