In a first of its kind effort, Frisco is helping developers build affordable housing with money from a nonprofit in Dallas.
The catch: The partnership with Inclusive Communities Project Inc. requires some of the low-income apartments be available first to certain Dallas Housing Authority clients with Section 8 vouchers.
That has some people in this affluent suburb concerned.
"How does this help residents of Frisco?" asked Mark Walsh, who raised concerns in an e-mail to his neighbors. "It's helping Dallas Housing Authority people to move to Frisco."
Betsy Julian, president of the nonprofit, said Dallas residents want what everyone wants: attractive communities with amenities, good schools and low crime rates. Frisco fits that bill.
"Our mission is to promote healthy inclusive communities, and if there's no affordable housing, it's not an inclusive community," she said.
Whenever you see this sort of reasoning you know its based on liberals feeling good about themselves than actually solving a problem. If Dallas residents wants good schools, areas and low crime then how about fixing those problems in Dallas instead of outsourcing the problems to other areas in a bout of social engineering. All of it funded by taxpayer dollars.
The other issue which is not being addressed, this area median income is $100,000 but you are going to subsidies working class and poor families averaging around $30000. They have rent covered but what about other living expenses?
As always, the liberal set can't understand why people would object.
|Tod Robberson/Editorial Writer : Sounds logical, but I was amazed at the angry comments from more than 100 Frisco residents at a Frisco City Council meeting Tuesday who flat-out didn't want any semblance of affordable housing in their community. There's a threat of a lawsuit to stop the City Council from proceeding after a vote yesterday to approve new affordable housing, which would include some Section 8 housing. |
"If Dallas can't handle its own problem, it shouldn't become Frisco's," resident Dody Brigadier said Tuesday.
Amazing. The message here is: We love the cheap labor you send our way, but hey, we don't want those people actually living among us. Isn't that how the entire problem of the north-south divide got started in Dallas? Good for the Frisco City Council that they didn't let the protesters sway the council's better judgment. The fact is, all communities need to be balanced economically, racially and even politically.
If you want to know where the "island unto ourselves" mentality leads, just look at the north-south problem in Dallas. When you concentrate poverty in one area and wealth in another, you create enormous problems that endure for generations. Social segregation doesn't work. Never did, never will.
I never saw that in the Constitution that all areas must be balanced in three social aspects. Unless there are Jim Crow laws in Frisco, anyone can move there is they have the means to do so, this is just spreading problems around which will depress whatever areas ends up with more of this forced housing problem.
I have said it before and will keep asking it. I have never seen an area where section 8 housing has improved it and can anyone disproved that observation?