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One Way to Not Comply With Fair Housing Laws....

Via Brentin Mock at Citylab: 

In the early 2000s, Palmdale and Lancaster began spending “significant resources” to pay for investigators and sheriff’s deputies for the sole purpose of aggressively monitoring families in the Section 8 voucher program, reads the Justice Department’s complaint.

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Nanticoke Housing Authority Spends Thousands On Trips To Conferences

NANTICOKE — A Newswatch 16 investigation has found an area housing authority has spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on conference trips.

All the housing authorities in Luzerne County agree attending conferences is important for networking and learning about news in the housing industry, but after we uncovered some Nanticoke Housing Authority officials paying out big bucks on cross-country trips, some taxpayers are questioning the benefit to those trips. 362 more words

News

How Jabbar Gibson, Small-Time Crack Dealer, Rescued Dozens During Hurricane Katrina

BuzzFeed — To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would. 112 more words

Culture

Hasan Gooden-Reid Charged with Murdering Girlfriend, Kristina Pope, Keeping Body In Closest For 3 Weeks

Penn Live — A Williamsport man has been accused of stabbing and killing his girlfriend on July 7, and keeping her decomposing body in a closet in his public housing apartment since then. 109 more words

Crime

Lions, Dentists, and Liars. Oh, my!

I mean no disrespect to the majestic creatures who roam this earth. I consider myself one of them.

Okay, I don’t mean that last part. But respecting nature, living creatures, and the like? 481 more words

Happiness

The Week Links: in which our blogger is WELL!

I am well! This is news, because for most of the week, I have not been very well at all. And it occurs to me, on the rare occasion that I’m so unwell that I have to take naps during the day, how much the running of our household depends on my being well! 639 more words

TV-6 Investigates: High income public housing residents

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A new audit sheds more light on a TV-6 Investigates from May of 2014 looking at public housing. We found dozens of families living in government homes earned sometimes tens of thousands of dollars more than the income limit to qualify in. 373 more words

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