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  1. #11
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    As a personal policy, I will not rent in an apartment that accepts Section 8 or PA. Both of them come along with bad renter. I'll be damned if I live in the same building as scumbags.

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    Years ago we wanted to give back to the community & help someone try to get back on their feet. There was a special program back then where the gubberment was offering owners with more moderate homes in better neighborhoods incentives to rent to families on financial aide.

    Well,, we fell for it. The renter paid 1st & last months rent as a deposit and never paid another dime! They moved into my very fine 3300sq' home in a fairly "upscale" neighborhood. It was supposed to be a woman & her three children. But, we found out TWENTY-SEVEN members of her family moved in with her. After TWO years we finally got permission for the sheriff's dept to help us evict them.

    They had stolen ALL of our appliances & ceiling fans. They stole some of our other furnishings that came with the rental agreement. They even stole the central ac system. Then they went through the house with a sledge hammer & destroyed every wall in the home and pour gallons of acid all over the floors. It cost us TENs of thousands of dollars (around $50k), to repair the damage. (Of course they had used false identities to get government support and they were never heard from again.)

    The really sad thing is we were actually looking forward to helping a less fortunate family get back on track. I actually believed that people are a product of their environment and changing a person's environment was key to a better society. (But, this experience only served to teach us that HUD & Sec 8 was a failed program that couldn't be trusted; and some people are just animals that should live in a ZOO!.)


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  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by iKarith View Post
    Not all section 8 or low income renters are pigs…
    many of them are.
    one bad apple spoils the whole barrel

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    Years ago we wanted to give back to the community & help someone try to get back on their feet. There was a special program back then where the gubberment was offering owners with more moderate homes in better neighborhoods incentives to rent to families on financial aide.

    Well,, we fell for it. The renter paid 1st & last months rent as a deposit and never paid another dime! They moved into my very fine 3300sq' home in a fairly "upscale" neighborhood. It was supposed to be a woman & her three children. But, we found out TWENTY-SEVEN members of her family moved in with her. After TWO years we finally got permission for the sheriff's dept to help us evict them.

    They had stolen ALL of our appliances & ceiling fans. They stole some of our other furnishings that came with the rental agreement. They even stole the central ac system. Then they went through the house with a sledge hammer & destroyed every wall in the home and pour gallons of acid all over the floors. It cost us TENs of thousands of dollars (around $50k), to repair the damage. (Of course they had used false identities to get government support and they were never heard from again.)

    The really sad thing is we were actually looking forward to helping a less fortunate family get back on track. I actually believed that people are a product of their environment and changing a person's environment was key to a better society. (But, this experience only served to teach us that HUD & Sec 8 was a failed program that couldn't be trusted; and some people are just animals that should live in a ZOO!.)


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    to mix a metaphor, life is tough and being naive just makes it tougher.
    I suppose that you learned your lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    to mix a metaphor, life is tough and being naive just makes it tougher.
    I suppose that you learned your lesson.
    Yep!

    That is also about the time I found out just how dumb & useless liberalism & progressive ideals are.


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  7. #16
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    My GF's parents have owned rental properties. It greatly saddens me that at least one of their properties was rather similarly trashed. Not section 8 or government—this was fair and reasonable market rent. Admittedly they should've checked on the property more often, but still. Stuff that ain't yours to break, you should take care of it. SMH

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