Monday, August 06, 2007

A community wrestles with the issues of public housing and crime

A community wrestles with the issues of public housing and crime The usual handful of community activists has swollen to dozens, catalyzed by the Pittsburgh Housing Authority's interest in buying 10 homes, scattered through the neighborhood, for low-income clients. At a large and uproarious meeting with authority officials recently, more than 75 people turned out to protest.

3 comments:

Matt H said...

HACP needs to put these folks in homes that the city already owns. Don;t buy any new houses to put low income folks in.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Very good suggestion. Bravo.

Now if there already was an inventory of city-owned properties, we'd be further along. But, there isn't such a list.

the intern said...

What bothers me is the lack of comment from Dan Deasy. Where is city council in this kind of community involvement?

Though a cheesy introduction, "In the continuing saga of crime, abandonment, blight and vandalism in city neighborhoods" hits on the fact that these same problems are prevalent all over the city.

Council needs to step up - weed and seed will never work without the support of the people who didn't come to that meeting.