Originally Posted by Hali87
So.. if there are no units set aside for low income, and no developer would do that on their own because it doesn't make economic sense, where do low-income people live? The public housing projects haven't exactly been a resounding success..
Dont know where they'll live and honestly I dont care. Maybe get a job , off social assistance and a better apartment?
Ive lived in lots of apartments when i was younger that had their share of welfare recipients. Some landlords love it, because the check is always there. An honest assessment of those buildings, that I lived in mind you, would certainly have them as lower class. There is a certain type of individual that calls these places home, and their friends too. These buildings are kept in a certain manner, because the landlord nor the tenants care. One of the best days of my life was when i finally was able to move out and up, away from those places.
If I was a landlord now, having lived the experience, I would not want low incomes in my building. Its just not worth it.
Ill agree that my post smacks of elitism, but i've been there, done that.