Let me pause for a moment. As a Christian, I believe it is our duty to be our brothers and sisters keeper. I have no problem with my taxes helping someone who needs help and who is trying to better for themselves and their family. HOWEVER, I'm also a person who believes that you have to help yourself. I do think you need to "pull yourself up by your bootstraps". I'll give you the boots. I'll give you straps. I'll even train you on how to lace your boots, BUT damnit at some point you have to do your part. All that to say that I'm not a Section 8 hater. I'm not in the business of putting people on the street.
Back to my issues in the Village and homeowners renting to Section 8. We have some renters, who happen to be Section 8, that are bringing down the property values, by doing doing and dealing drugs, prostitution, and general lack. This is now the second ghetto boo in my building. The last ghetto boo was a nightmare to say the least. It took us 8 months to run her out of the Village. I would expand on how horrible she was, but I don't even want to relive all that drama.
This ghetto boo had the nerve to knock on my door asking for $2 for gas. I may have been born at night, but it sure wasn't last night. You know good and well you can't even buy a gallon of gas for $2.
I'm going to cut this rant short, because I need to head to my HOA meeting. The Village is a nice place to live, and I refuse to let the riff raff bring the place down. I will give them an opportunity to do better... if not... You need to keep it moving.