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Offline Matthew

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30,000 converge for Public Housing - riot ensues
« on: August 12, 2010, 03:21:29 PM »
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  • Georgia: Thirty Thousand People Show Up at Shopping Center for Chance at Government-Subsidized Housing
    August 12th, 2010

    Via: Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

    Thirty thousand people turned out in East Point on Wednesday seeking applications for government-subsidized housing, and their confusion and frustration, combined with the summer heat, led to a chaotic mob scene that left 62 people injured.

    At the Tri-Cities Plaza Shopping Center, emergency vehicles passed each other, transporting 20 people to hospitals. Medical and police command posts were set up on scene. East Point police wore riot gear. Officers from four other agencies supported them. Yet no arrests were made.

    All of this resulted from people attempting to obtain Section 8 housing applications and, against long odds, later securing vouchers for affordable residences. Some waited in line for two days for the applications.
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    30,000 converge for Public Housing - riot ensues
    « Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 03:22:37 PM »
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  • It's getting uglier by the month.

    I don't know if we as a nation can handle much more "recovery".

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    30,000 converge for Public Housing - riot ensues
    « Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 07:25:42 PM »
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  • Now, the banks are foreclosing on homes, and Families are
    being thrown into the streets. Unless they have relatives that
    will take them in. These Families will have no choice but to
    live on the streets, parks, under bridges, and make shift
    villages similar to the hoovervilles of the 1930's.
    Back in the 1930's the banks pulled a trick to foreclosed on
    property even when the mortgage payments were still
    being made. This is because of property values fell
    below the mortgage owed.
    In many mortgage contracts, and you have to read
    carefully, that clause is still there. The banks will demand
    immediate payment of the balance of the mortgage, or
    they will foreclose.



     

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