‘Marijuana and Feces”: D.C. Progressive Housing Program Causing Chaos in Upscale Liberal Apartment Complex – IOTW Report

‘Marijuana and Feces”: D.C. Progressive Housing Program Causing Chaos in Upscale Liberal Apartment Complex

WFB: Tenants are fleeing a D.C. high rise as the city’s progressive housing policy has led to panhandling, marijuana smoking, and at least one overdose death in the past year.

Sedgewick Gardens is an historic landmark in a high-priced neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reported. But in the past two years, it has also come to play home to a number of formerly homeless people, many of whom may not have been pushed into housing before exposure to treatment as part of the District’s “housing first” approach to policy.

It is standard practice, according to the Post, for D.C.’s government to require that residential buildings be mixed income, i.e. afford the opportunity for lower-earning people to live there.

“But the situation at Sedgwick Gardens is different,” the Post explained. “Many of the new tenants are previously homeless men and women who came directly from shelters or the streets, some still struggling with severe behavioral problems.”

The pushing of formerly homeless people into housing prior to access to drug treatment or psychological care is part of the “housing first” approach to homelessness assistance, which argues that housing is itself a kind of care, and so people should always be provided with housing as soon as possible.

Motivated by this philosophy, in late 2016 the D.C. Housing Authority substantially increased the payout level of the housing vouchers it makes available to low-income residents. Under the vouchers, residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, while the city pays the rent. In 2016, the maximum rent subsidy was raised to 175 percent of fair market rent, raising the subsidy for a one-bedroom apartment to $2,648 per month.

This figure was well beyond the rent for upscale locales like Sedgwick Gardens, where a one-bedroom will run about $2,200 per month. As such, a number of voucher-eligible individuals, many of whom were coming out of homelessness, were moved into the apartments.  more here

17 Comments on ‘Marijuana and Feces”: D.C. Progressive Housing Program Causing Chaos in Upscale Liberal Apartment Complex

  1. $2,600/month for rent? Who are the losers that pay that much in RENT to begin with?

    In a similar story, the city next to my old village has finally seen the light. Homelessness and housing projects make a city center unviable. So they’re raising the projects and trying to cut off the cheese, to get rid of the rats.

    Oh, the city is paying for it. Mandated by the state and feds to provide displacement vouchers and other taxpayer funded goodies. The mayor said that studies proved that many of the displaced will leave the general area with their new handouts.

    Well there’s reason number 1 why I don’t live in that village next to that city anymore. The people getting all the handouts are NOT leaving the area. Instead, they’re spreading out and they’re bringing their ‘customs’ with them.

    It was a nice area up until about 10 years ago, now it’s filled with hoopties, thumping music and crime! When I go back and visit maybe once or twice a month, I feel sick to my stomach as soon as I hit the first stop and go light.

  2. …while we’re on the subject, the “Obamas” DO have a pretty big rental property they are occupying in DC right now. Maybe IT needs to be mixed income, TOO? I’m SURE such GOOD people would have NO problem with Ja’Mika and Tyrone in da howse wit’ em, seeing as how liberals aren’t hypocrites or anything…

  3. …or maybe ‘Marijuana and Feces’ would work as the title of “Obama’s” memoirs?

    …or a sex book about him and Reggie going at it while “Michelle” yanks “her” own crank while watching them…

  4. …as for what you’re talking about @old_oaks, the city of Cincinnati did that too. They razed housing projects, gentrified downtown and select areas for hipsters, rousted the homeless camps, gave everyone vouchers at COUNTY taxpayer expense…then chased them all up the bus line to the second and third ring suburbs with all thier mental illness, drug use, thieving ways, unemployability, and bad habits intact. It was like a cancer metastizing or a cell lysing out a virus, if all the doctors were afraid the cell would call them rayciss.

    This served the city well in a couple of ways. They got rid of a LOT of crime and dead weight, lured moneyed neckbeards along with their coffee shops and microbreweries in, and spread Democrats to the furthest reaches of the County, all the while making the County pick up the bill. This is why once staunchly Republican Hamilton County Ohio now elects nothing but Democrats at all levels, up to and including Presidential.

    And this is what every OTHER city is doing too.

    …don’t mistake Democrats being evil for Democrats being stupid. This is a well thought out, long-game strategy that is likely to make the Trump Presidency no more than a footnote in America’s march to Communism.

    …the only thing you can do about it is DONT live on a bus line, DO stay as far from cities as possible, stock up on firearms, and have lots of ” boating accidents” to explain where those firearms went.

    …until it’s time to take back our Nation for reals…

  5. The city’s little tin socialist gods sow a bit
    more chaos every DC day. The fact that the whole
    place is full of usefull idiots being screwed by their
    partners in crime makes me “grin like a grig”.

  6. Supernightshade, That is exactly what is going on. Just the other day an article popped up about a motorcycle accident killing the rider. I ride, so naturally I was interested. At the bottom of the article it then went into a bizarre story of a car that went around the blockade and investigating officers. The car swiped one of the cops. This set off a chase that ended in a car crash and a shooting. The cops shot the guy, who was driving a stolen car. WTF?

    At any rate, I moved about 40 miles west of the old location. Now when I see any of these ‘new neighbors,’ they stick out like a sore thumb. Further, you better believe that all the ‘good neighbors’ are keeping a close eye on them!

    Guns? Everyone out this way is packing. In fact, this county just recently voted to become a gun sanctuary!

  7. How do you fix this?
    A 19th century fix for a 21st century problem:
    Work farms, Poor houses, and homes for wayward women, and Asylums.
    Want to virtue signal? Go donate, go volunteer.
    Dart them like bears, evaluate them, all Veterans are removed for specialized care in the VA, and ankle bracelets for all.

  8. Katdog APRIL 19, 2019 AT 9:34 AM
    Supernightshade. Are you referring to the Over the Rhine area in Cincinnati(?).

    …OTR is one of the neighborhoods, but the CBD is kept very cleansed of homeless and damn be the optics as well…


    …and they’ve been working on the area around Jack’s Casino, and also they changed the projects over by WCET and chased THOSE folks up Hamilton Avenue as well, for the Music Hall crowd and soon to be the FC Cincinnati crowd.

    But OTR is the best example of “Green Zoning” in the city right now, although I don’t recommend walking up into the ‘teens if you want to leave with your life, your wife, and your property intact, as the natives get pretty restless on the East End above 14th.

    Covington didn’t help when they emptied THEIR riverfront projects either, but that’s another issue for another day…

  9. As someone who has experience living in the same house with a Marxist/progressive there appears to be a pathological need to smear shit and engage in behavior designed to destroy property. I don’t understand it, but accept it for what it is.

    I can tell you what it is NOT, and it is not a function of want of revenue. Just as in the case of the number of professional athletes who seem to be in competition to see who can pissaway the most wealth and see who can destroy the most property and live in the greatest squalor… these individuals live to destroy and the more they can destroy the better they like it.

    Gratuitous and wanton destruction is what motivates them, it is not negligence, they go out of their way to destroy everything they can get their hands on.

    I don’t understand it, but I do recognize it for what it is and accept it as a dynamic that there in nothing that anyone can do to change.

  10. I like the way these stories refer
    to “the city’s” money or “the counties”
    money.It is the DAM tax payers money they
    throwing away.


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