HUD Awards $55 Million+ To Preserve NC Public Housing

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Millions of dollars are headed to North Carolina to improve and preserve public housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development today awarded $55-million dollars to public housing authorities in North Carolina.

The funds will allow these agencies to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

Here in eastern carolina a total of 22 agencies will receive funding. Topping the list is Goldsboro with nearly $2 million, Rocky Mount with $1.2 million, Wilson with nearly $1.2 million, and Kinston and Greenville each with just over $1million. You can check out the entire list at the link below.

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  • by Tell it! Location: ENC on Jul 14, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    All of you blasting the poor, blaming them for being poor, even having no compassion for those with addictions. The only difference between a drunk and an alcoholic is income. What excuse are you going to use with Jesus? How are you going to explain that these people are "worse" than lepers? How are you going to say they are more unworthy than "tax collectors"? How are you going to explain that they are "different" from you (like the Jews and the Gentiles). Now, stand up and sing your hymns and think once more of all the excuses you have for turning your back on others-see if He thinks their faults are too grave to forgive-explain it to Him!
  • by To Teresa et al Location: enc on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    My daughter works as full time as she can-CNA. She does not make enough to live on her own. She and others like her take care of your elderly-changing diapers, giving them baths, make them more comfortable. My daughter happens to have me to live with-others don't and because their pay is so low, they qualify for government housing. A first-year teacher in this county with a child qualifies for some gov't assistance. Many of you, obviously, don't know how low working wages are. While millionaires's incomes have soared over the last 10 years, middle and low incomes have stagnated! Why don't you do just a little checking before you run your heartles and brainless mouths?
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      by m on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM in reply to To Teresa et al
      then get two jobs I did when I was younger.
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        by To m on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:02 PM in reply to m
        FYI, She does, and most CNA's work two jobs. You are so quick to criticize! I worked two jobs til I was 55! You just assumed we "didn't work as hard as you" didn't you? Believing you are unique is a form of egotism.
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        by To m on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM in reply to m
        What do you think the concept of closing tax loop holes and repealing tax cuts for the wealthy is? It is the belief that it takes both less spending AND more revenue! If you expect individuals to do it-why doesn't that also make sense with gov't? It does-unless you owe your campaign to those millionaires.
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      by Puh-Leez on Jul 16, 2011 at 04:19 AM in reply to To Teresa et al
      It's called life.
  • by miranda Location: greenville on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    Seriously!? We can't spend the money on people who are trying to go to school to make their own money, but we can throw it away on people who live off the state! STUPID! Entitement programs should be ended NOW!
  • by Teresa Location: Farmville on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    I can only speak for the Farmville Housing Authority. They use their money wisely. They try to keep a tight strict ship. If you go around there you would be impressed. Public housing has lots of elderly and disable living off $600-$700 dollars (all races). They do not discriminate and they screen for past criminal history. Please understand that some public housing is not allowing people to just run over and destroy the the facilities. This place put pride in the tax dollars they get. Don't judge everyone by the other bad ones. The average person who wrote on these blogs are to scare to drive through public housing. And another thing. If you look at your yearly statement from the government you will see what your monthly income will be when you retire. It will shock you. You could be the very one looking for public assistance. Don't speak too soon, you never know what tomorrow holds for you.
  • by anonymous Location: Gville on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:56 PM
    And the school system has to make cuts while $55 million is being used to improve public housing. Why not put it in the school system by improving education and programs to keep from having so many dropouts? Those dropouts are the ones that end up on public housing.
  • by Rick Location: greenville on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    The last thing any community needs is public housing. It only thing it brings is drugs, more crime, and father less babbies.
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      by uh on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM in reply to Rick
      Yeah, kick people out of public housing, I'm sure they won't turn to crime then... or will they?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    bottom line is, anyone that is receiving public assistance should have to pass drug test monthly. if they have the money to buy drugs, they have money to support themselves! but nobody has the b@lls to make this happen.
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      by public housing employee on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to
      this, i absolutely agree with! :)
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      by evidence on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to
      Actually, it's been proposed and nobody could show evidence that significant savings would occur. The problem is when someone on drugs loses their home, they have dramatically less reason to stop doing drugs, and more motivation to commit heinous crimes.
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      by miranda on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:28 PM in reply to
      except in Florida...where that is exactly the law!!! and i couldn't agree with you more!
  • by George Location: Kinston on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    I pay a mortgage and I need some work done to my house, Can you send me back my taxes to fix my home instead of sending it to the ones that continue to suck of my hard work?
  • by crewdog Location: Goldsboro on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Goldsboro is at the top of the list becouse thats all that lives in the city..( wellfair recipients ) And the city is woundering why the tax base keeps getting smaller every year. If Seymour Johnson AFB wasen't there the city would dry up and blow away. Probably the best thing that could happin anyway, the place is dieing more every day but the blacks love it....
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      by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM in reply to crewdog
      Did you read in the Goldsboro News Argus the bit saying.....One reason the census was so lo is that People in public housing lie about the number of people living there, the feel it is none of the govts business. What? It is Govt housing....meaning the govt owns the house.
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      by m on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM in reply to crewdog
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    OMG! you have got to be kidding me, just give money to the ones that suck off this country. makes perfect sense to me? Do you wonder why this country is going to hell in a handbasket?
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      by Chris on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:14 PM in reply to
      No we're not ...the handbasket got sold years ago to pay for people on welfare.
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