In a collapsing economy it almost goes without saying that the need for public housing will grow. Even in the best of times, there are those, for whatever reason, will need to take advantage of taxpayer funded programs to help get them on their feet.
Is there fraud involved? You bet their is, but the concept is a good one none the less. It’s the administration that is in shambles. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that 29,570 people are taking advantage of public housing, considered to be ineligible non-citizens. This, as legal taxpaying Americans wait years for an opportunity to get into public housing.
Those numbers do not include the ones that submitted phony documentation, or the figures from the states that will not even ask if a person is legally qualified. Still, it seems that HUD has some pretty specific numbers. That would indicate that they know who these ineligible individuals are. Why not move on them? There are Americans out there desperate for housing. Are they somehow less desperate than the illegals aliens currently scamming the system?
They won’t do anything. With Latino belligerence growing in Washington the border will stay open and the freebie parade will continue.
Certainly, there is fraud coming from all quarters, but the wave from South of the border is well known, and frustratingly, fixable. If America cracked down on illegal immigration like Mexico does, for instance, there would be a cry of racism, human rights abuses, xenophobia and…you name it. Guess it’s ok for La Raza though.
Thankfully, most people will never have to resort to public housing, but if God forbid, one day you need it…