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June 22, 2013

Sandy asks…

“Let’s Move On” or “Let’s Move Forward” Is code for let’s not dwell on the truth? As in the case Rev. Wright

Or should I say possibly Rev. Wrong!!! Oboma has a conundrum is he a racist or did just need to be accepted into the Black Community so Rev. Wright was the path to Chicago Black Community acceptance or is there something more sinister lurking around the corner.
My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.

Yes, Barack agreed, Wright’s statements were “controversial,” and “divisive,” and “racially charged,” reflecting a “distorted view of America.”

But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation.

Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.

The “white community,” said Barack, must start “acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination — and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past — are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds … .”

And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?

The “white community” must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with “ladders of opportunity” that were “unavailable” to Barack’s and the Rev. Wright’s generations.

What is wrong with Barack’s prognosis and Barack’s cure?

Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, “everybody but the rioters themselves.”

Was “white racism” really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said — that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Barack talks about new “ladders of opportunity” for blacks.

Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for “deserving” white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Administrator answers:

Very good post. What you have stated needs to be heard by all. I for one think that if Obama was elected as President of the United States his upbringing would prejudice his decisions towards race and would not be for the benefit of all Americans!

Betty asks…

I need a home for my children.?

I am a desperate mother of 3 children searching for a safe section 8 apartment in the BRONX. I don’t know were to look because I keep getting denied the fact no one accepts section 8 programs anymore and I really need help find a place for my children. We aren’t getting kicked out of our old apartment not but we have until Nov to get the section 8 apartment otherwise we will lose the oppurtunity and i have found NOTHING. I can’t stay in the apartment I am currently living because it is too small for my children and my landlord isnt accpting section. I can’t afford it. I need help. Please if you know anything. I will thank you with all my heart if someone took out the time to advise me were I can find section 8 apartments. PLEASE HELP ME. not for me for my children. I have a 19 year old girl that helps me with rent and goes to college and won’t leave me fearing i might need her help which i do. a 15 year old boy and a 11 year old boy that are very decent and good children. we need help!

Administrator answers:


I really wish I could help out but I’m not too sure of what I’m searching for. I hope I helped some how.

Good Luck….I’ll pray for you.

Mary asks…

Property managers out there, can you help me please?

I have a court date coming up and this is the first time I have ever rented my home out. Here’s the messed up situation, I’ll try to be short:

A tenant entered my home in April. The security deposit is $1300. We agreed in writing on the lease agreement that she would pay installments to me for the security deposit. Rent is due on the 5th of each month then it is late.

June she paid late(25th) and not in full.

July & August she didn’t pay at all

We went to court and I won a judgment but I told the judge I would work with her instead of kicking her out (not a good move I know this now) She paid me some money but it didn’t cover the judgment at all of her back rent.

September she tried to pay me on the 25th (again not in full), I told her I would not accept it unless it was payment in full including the security deposit. I also received a letter stating that her section 8 had been terminated.

It is October and she has not paid me at all, so I started the eviction process and she has stopped it once again.

She is saying that she is going to sue me because I have not made any repairs. She is saying that there is mold in the house because I have not fix the heater/air conditioning unit, and that it is a health hazard and that I’m liable. I haven’t fixed anything because I have no security deposit money to take from and I’ve been paying her portion of the mortgage for the last 4 months. She also said I’m going back on my word about payments on the security deposit.

My questions:

Did she breach our security deposit contract when she didn’t stopped making payments on it? Am I a slumlord, am I liable? Do I have to make repairs when I have no money? Will the judge be on my side when I tell him y I haven’t made repairs? Do I have to accept rent from her if she comes up with it?Will I ever get this woman out of my house??????

Administrator answers:

First off, the Judge will not be happy that once again you are in court with the same woman. Take it as a lesson, when you get a jugement, stick with it and kick them out. Yes, you are liable to still fix the things in the house even though you have no money, that is one of the downfalls of owning the property. The Judge will not be on your side about the repairs. You do have to accept the rent from her if she comes up with it but, you can still get her evicted for constantly being late. You will get her out of your house. Go to court, do the eviction and stick with it. Do not take her agreements any longer.

Donna asks…

where can I receive the help?

Before I start please, no harsh answers please.

I am a section 8 voucher holder, currently in search of a 3 bedroom apartment that accepts the voucher and allows pets.

I lost my apartment and I am now living with my cousin and I am desperately trying to find an apartment in the better neighborhoods of chicago, although I know that there is crimes I also know that there are some good neighborhoods with low crime and better opportunities.

I have looked almost everywhere and every person has told me no, I do understand why many will not rent to section 8 voucher holders, but I just need a chance to find a good home for my family.

I am judged because of being on the voucher and being Latina.

Is there any place that can help me.

Thank you in advance.

Administrator answers:

You are going to need really good credit, a down payment and something from your previous landlrod that you and your dog left the apartment you were last in perfect.

You need to be looking in the areas that normally rent to low income as well. Vouchers only pay 80% of MEDIAN rent in any area, so you are going to be on the lower end of average. Meidan is not average, but usually pretty darn close. Better neighborhoods usually charge over average rent.

Joseph asks…

What is the difference between section 8 housing and low income housing?

I applied for section 8 and was approved but I’m still given the run around having to send and resend the proper paper work to see what amount they will qualify me for. I haven’t gotten my voucher yet but its been a year and I’m ready to move already.I’m thinking to just say the hell with section 8 and sign up for low income but before I do I wanna know which is better.

Administrator answers:

I manage a low income apartment community and the difference between the two is Section 8 or HUD is where they issue housing vouchers to a rental property that accepts it, they you would pay the rest (if any depending on your income). Low income housing is where there are income restrictions based on how many people are in your home, but you still have to pay rent. The rent is a set amount and does not change depending on your income. Section 8 is worth all the hassle.

George asks…

How can I find online section 8 housing locations or section 8 listings in NYC, New York?

My family and I are pretty much tired of Florida and are looking to move back to NYC but we don’t know where to find buildings that accept Section 8. We honestly don’t care what part of NYC the buildings are in as long as I know they accept Section 8.

Administrator answers:

Here are a couple of links to NY city housing. I think there is a Section 8 link in there. You’d better check with your current HA in Florida because they would make the arrangements for the transfer. If NYHA is not taking transfers or Florida wont pay the rent up there you have a problem. You may have to try New Jersey and Long Island.


Charles asks…

How can i search homes by the school district?

I am looking for homes to rent. It can be a trailer, apartment or actual house.I have a daughter so i refuse to move to any bad school districts but so far I am not having any luck.It has to be in north carolina. I tried looking for something like this and they gave me homes in ohio so please check the state before giving me a website. Please help me.

Administrator answers:

First of all find the school district that you would want to reside in, then contact several local property managers to locate any type rentals you are seeking.

Web sites are a good place to find an apartment or house to rent, if you want to go through the entire list to find one in your state and then city.

The best place to look for places to rent is to go to the yellow pages of your telephone book, look under property managers.

These individuals list properties for rent in certain areas, so make sure you select the areas in which you wish to rent.

Call several of the property managers listed there, tell them you want a list of properties that they have for rent. Some will fax, email or mail the list of local places to rent along with the address, number of bedrooms and bath rooms, amenities available, such as washer and dryers or gyms, the monthly rental of the unit. Most will include a rental application. These list will include the monthly rental required, if a lease or month to month agreement will be signed. They will also indicate if they will accept Section 8 vouchers. They will also indicate it they have disabled access, allow pets and if so the type allowed.

They might indicate a web site that you might visit to get their list of places to rent. It does not cost to get a rental list from a reputable property manager.

Some will require you to stop by their office and pick up the list. A lot of them post their list outside so the list are available 24/7 360.

Make sure you don’t fall for the scams and purchase a list as 70%-80% of these list are composed of free list they have compiled. They are not the property managers of any property in most instances.

You might also google Property managers in whatever city or community you want to live in and see what comes up. Again do not pay for this information as it is free from reliable property managers.

I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.


Nancy asks…

When listing your home on section 8, generally how long does it take to get a tenant?

Also, are you allowed to screen who you want to accept in your home and who you don’t?
so does that mean as the landlord I would reserve the right to inspect the property at will?

Administrator answers:

You should get the first tenants begging you on the first day you are up for rent. The backlog is huge. It is up to you to run ads.
Yes, you must screen all tenants. That is the biggest lesson that landlords learn from Section 8. Section 8 will not do any screening at all. Some people have not paid a bill on time in their lives and they won’t pay you either. Others are good as gold and will pay you on time and with a smile.
You are allowed to inspect your rental at any time with 24-48 hours notice to the tenant. You can’t just barge-in..

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