Speaking of equality of outcomes…

I’m looking forward to Labour explaining how to solve the inherent inequality that exists between landlords and tenants.

Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437f), often simply known as Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households.  — Wikipedia


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  • Mr_Blobby

    Same here and good luck trying to collect the inevitable judgement.

    Housing corp house most of our dead beat tenants, the damage can be staggering, because private landlords try very hard to avoid them.

    The Tenancy tribunal here bends over backwards to support the Tenants. When a judgement is issued it is not worth the effort to try and enforce it.

    • AnonWgtn

      One only has to look at Housing Corporation figures of houses now empty, waiting to be cleaned up, and in some cases paartially rebuilt due to tenants damage.

  • Michael

    If you never have to work for what you have, then you don’t learn the value of having it. Stop the hand outs.

  • cows4me

    This is what socialism and truckloads of deluded do-gooding lefty retards have brought us. Where is the lesson, where are the consequences for these scumbags. Why does the government think they can continue failed policies and get a new outcome. These scumbags never learn neither does it seem our politicians. If people want to bite the taxpayer on the hand then fuck them, let them starve and live under a bridge. It’s time to stop wiping these bastards arses and time to start kicking them, seems every time we wipe their arses they shit their pants again, let them live in their crap till they are willing to grow up.

  • philbest

    I think things will come right in Atlanta, Georgia where these people are. Local government is pro business and there has been very strong growth in population. The incidence of mortgage fraud was heavily related to the “Community Reinvestment Act”, where lenders get shaken down by lefty organisations like ACORN if they are not lending enough to “minorities”. Hopefully they will not get away with that again.

    Notice that that house was $220,000 at peak of the bubble, and they’d only get $20,000 for it now. The number one solution is to get the crime in the area under control and it will then rejuvenate. But it still won’t become unaffordable like our cities because the local government is structured in such a way that it cannot stop new growth outside existing urban “boundaries”. This is a huge plus to the economic resilience of a city.

    Atlanta is marked by an extraordinarily high population of African-Americans who are majorities even in some of the better suburbs. It is the poster child city for what free-market opportunity can do for disadvantaged minorities. Note that in liberal-lefty LA, with all the Californian restraints on new suburban development, the equivalent minority-majority suburbs had price bubbles for houses like this, that peaked at more like $500,000 and crashed to $200,000. All growth-contained cities are like this; housing is never truly “affordable” even after a crash. The UK is a classic case, look at how expensive houses are in Liverpool even though economically and socio-economically, it resembles Detroit.

    I say Atlanta will recover as long as they don’t succumb to growth-control property-price Ponzi or libbewal leftism in workplace law and resource use and so on.