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(Baltimore Sun)   Counties' plan to end homelessness starts with evicting families out of their homes   (baltimoresun.com) divider line 16
    More: Ironic, county officials, mobile home parks, Beechcrest, Howard County, homeless, Econo Lodge, families, county  
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2013-01-19 09:21:14 PM
3 votes:
$5 says the financing for the replacement housing "runs into difficulty" just as soon as the land is cleared.
2013-01-19 08:39:33 PM
3 votes:
Aren't mobile homes suppose to be, well, mobile?
2013-01-19 08:07:47 PM
3 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: fusillade762: simplicimus: "...plans to build between 33 and 50"
Good to see they've worked out the details.

Also from TFA:

About 90 residents attended Thursday's meeting

So they're going to relocate at least 90 people (possibly many more) to house 50 (at most)?

50 at most?

Melodramatic much?


FROM THE ARTICLE: The county Housing Commission acquired the land at the 5.5-acre mobile home park in September from Atapco Properties, and plans to build between 33 and 50 one-room apartments for the chronically homeless.

The efficiency style apartments will house one person each and will include space for a fold out couch and a desk that will serve as a dresser. The apartments also will also have a small kitchenette and bathroom.


Illiterate Dumbass, much?

Also from the article: The land, valued at $1.6 million, was given to the Housing Commission by Atapco in exchange for an adjustment to its MIHU (Moderate Income Housing Unit) requirements for the Howard Square Development on Route 1, according to Tom Carbo, executive director of the Housing Commission.

So, they are also getting to build LESS "moderate income" housing on their other project. Meaning more homes for the affluent, more homes for the chronically homeless, and LESS homes for average working people. Dump the homeless where the working poor(or at least, non-homeless poor) used to live, get rid of the working poor and welfare cases any way you can, and build new shiat for everyone else so you can keep hiding the problems.

Sounds about right.
2013-01-19 08:10:50 PM
2 votes:
In other words, the mobile home park was given to them as a bribe to get what else the developer wanted.
2013-01-19 10:07:22 PM
1 votes:

phrawgh: PsiChick: phrawgh: smitty04: The chronically homeless will always be living on the streets, it is a mental issue their choice.

/ftfy

Erm, they never actually  chose to have the voices in their heads telling them it's a great idea to wander off and look for the Lost Orb of Phantasia.

If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice.


...phrawgh, they're mentally ill based on neurobiology. They have about as much choice in that as they have in their skin color. If they can't afford medications, then what the hell is going to help them?
2013-01-19 09:42:07 PM
1 votes:
"We are the Howard County Housing Commission, we provide affordable housing," Carbo said. "We don't make people homeless."

How sad is it when the local government states these things.... and everyone knows better?
2013-01-19 09:02:02 PM
1 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: Canned Tamales: Feral_and_Preposterous: fusillade762: simplicimus:

I am assuming that the county was not lying about: "Carbo assured residents that the project is in the "early stages," and that the county will provide adequate relocation assistance to Beechcrest residents."

I do realize believing the government is probably a bad idea, but if they actually do provide adequate assistance AND create spots for up to 50 more people to live, then it's a gain and not a loss.


I'm going to take a wild guess and say the "assistance" will be a bus ticket to the next county. As for the apartment complex... it will never get built. The land will be sold yet again to a developer.
2013-01-19 08:47:48 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: simplicimus: "...plans to build between 33 and 50"
Good to see they've worked out the details.

Also from TFA:

About 90 residents attended Thursday's meeting

So they're going to relocate at least 90 people (possibly many more) to house 50 (at most)?


Note that they mentioned the apartments will be owned by a religious group, too.

So they're evicting 90+ people, handing the land over to a religious group, and paying said group to house 33-50 people. Kinda makes you go hmmmmm....
2013-01-19 08:35:48 PM
1 votes:

Canned Tamales: Feral_and_Preposterous: fusillade762: simplicimus:


I am assuming that the county was not lying about: "Carbo assured residents that the project is in the "early stages," and that the county will provide adequate relocation assistance to Beechcrest residents."

I do realize believing the government is probably a bad idea, but if they actually do provide adequate assistance AND create spots for up to 50 more people to live, then it's a gain and not a loss.
2013-01-19 08:28:27 PM
1 votes:
I live in Maryland and have been involved in local politics regarding 'affordable' housing, and I can assure you that rich people shriek and scream just as much about not having been informed in advance about proposed projects.

Of course, the difference is that the rich ones get listened to by local officials, since they remind everyone how much they pay in property taxes. The thing that rich people who own property hate more than anything, whatsoever, is having poor people living anywhere nearby; even five miles away makes them nervous.

However, I like the idea of this type of housing for the homeless, I just wish that there was much, much more of it available. And there's nothing wrong, per se, with trailer parks, as long as they're maintained above hovel standards.

/used to live in Laurel
//it's the armpit of the DC Metro area
///well, one of them
2013-01-19 08:05:23 PM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: fusillade762: simplicimus: "
It's a beautification project.


Oh, there will be a PROJECT after this is complete, believe that. $5 says it makes the current mobile park look like a wealthy suburb on the hillside by comparison once the "chronically homeless" have been using it for a couple of years.
2013-01-19 07:44:33 PM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: It's a beautification project.


Howard County. Explains it all.
2013-01-19 07:43:27 PM
1 votes:
Residents living in and around North Laurel's Beechcrest Mobile Home Park lashed out at Howard County officials Thursday, saying they were not properly notified of the county's plans to build an apartment complex for the chronically homeless.

There's no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at the local planning department.
2013-01-19 07:27:01 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: simplicimus: "...plans to build between 33 and 50"
Good to see they've worked out the details.

Also from TFA:

About 90 residents attended Thursday's meeting

So they're going to relocate at least 90 people (possibly many more) to house 50 (at most)?


i45.tinypic.com 
It's a beautification project.
2013-01-19 06:26:20 PM
1 votes:

simplicimus: "...plans to build between 33 and 50"
Good to see they've worked out the details.


Also from TFA:

About 90 residents attended Thursday's meeting

So they're going to relocate at least 90 people (possibly many more) to house 50 (at most)?
2013-01-19 05:14:07 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: Residents living in and around North Laurel's Beechcrest Mobile Home Park lashed out at Howard County officials Thursday, saying they were not properly notified of the county's plans to build an apartment complex for the chronically homeless.

"Beware of the Leopard."
 
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