Housing Authority gets tough Housing Authority gets tough Says eviction after rent is month late is bid to oust troublemakers Saturday, September 15, 2007 By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteZero tolerance policy BS surfaces again.
Felicia Frazier said she paid her rent. Frank O'Leary, the manager of the St. Clair Village public housing community where she lives, said she may have paid, but a month late.
District Judge Gene Ricciardi sat in his courtroom Wednesday, listening to their dueling accounts, and concluded that Ms. Frazier overpaid by $9 -- but since it came in 32 days late, she owed court costs of $119.
Life isn't binary.
People are not, sorry for the pun, "Black -- or -- White." Most people are some shade between.
What happens when you have round pegs and square holes? The zero tolerance policy is for brain dead leadership.
However, when looking at the numbers in the article, this might be more sizzle than steak. Evictions have declined.
This story seems to be about Goldilocks. It was too cold. Then it was too hot. Can the pressure be 'just right?' And, getting it right is going to be hard, day-in-day-out work. It is about meetings, follow-up, and community understandings.
What's going on Matt?
Pittsburgh has been called a breeding ground for trouble. Ouch.