Thursday, June 30, 2011

HOW’S THIS FOR SUBSIDIZED HOUSING!

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Resort-style swimming pools with fountains and heated spas, billiards rooms, granite counter tops, ceramic tile, indoor basketball courts, stainless steel appliances -- many Fairfax County taxpayers cannot afford such luxuries.  But they are paying for these amenities for use by low-income residents who live in subsidized housing in affluent neighborhoods.

"They're a part of our rental program where we subsidize the rents for the individuals in the units, and we end up having to pick up the condo fees," supervisor Pat Herrity told 630 WMAL News.

Herrity does not advocate putting low-income residents in "ghetto-style" housing but he takes issue with taxpayers who cannot afford such luxuries being forced to pick up the tab for people who qualify for subsidized housing.

http://www.630wmal.com/photoWallPhoto.asp?wallID=68021&photoID=4789003

Check out the four photos at this link – but I promise you – YOU BETTER BE SITTING DOWN!

3 comments:

  1. They will soon have it reduced to something akin to this.

    This house was complete with a full paint job, new carpet, sans the living/dining rm. They were in it for 2.5 years. stiffed close to 5k.

    http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/TopFisher/Staanton%202009/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ16

    Oh I was in the home 10 months ago, All was pretty good then.

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  2. The link is password protected.... but I'm sure the picture is ugly

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