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Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

"One possible ordinance would not allow landlords to deny someone just based on having the voucher." Consider this before you vote folks. The next mayor and council will matter.

Posted by DoYouWannaBeDetroit? on 08/28/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

Well I personally know the Farleys and they are good people. The situation with section 8 and landlords, I believe they should give everyone a fair chance at life and living. Some people become homeless not by fault. They didn't chose it and need help. So please stop with they rude remarks. At some point in everyone's life you needed help in some point or aspect, whether it be a question in school,or to donyour hair,whatever so stop with the hate.

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Posted by Mel Collins on 08/28/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

Don't you see Chester Blue? If rental property owners were required to accept these vouchers it would spread low income folks out across the county rather than pushing them into concentrated areas. Concentration of poverty leads to negative cycles of inter-generational poverty where as integration into middle and high income neighborhoods leads to greater opportunities for upward mobility.

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Posted by pete burns on 08/27/2015 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

Purging the waitlist because no one wants to deal with the calls? Nice one. Maybe everyone needs to use technology and upgrade to the current century- that should be priority nĂºmero uno.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 08/27/2015 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

I fully agree. That is what has happened to Antioch. When I first moved to this city, that was the place for young upwardly mobile individuals to live. Now, you can't turn on the news without hearing of a car-jacking, robbery or break-in that doesn't happen in Antioch. City officials have given vouchers to those that live in public housing downtown, East Nashville, etc. so they can be torn down to make way for new hipster condos- and where did they move these individuals-- to Antioch. Now the people of Antioch they have purchased homes, trying to hang on to their property values are stuck with these property owners who have caved to Section 8 and tax credit housing because they can't lease to anyone that wants to live there besides those with vouchers. Now there's this big move to regain and restore Antioch by not allowing cash advance outlets. Look, an area is going to support the kinds of retail that cater to the people that live there. Unfortunately, for that area... it IS cash advance, Dollar Stores, etc. Forget about a Panera Bread, or a nice eatery. No one wants to invest in that area... and I don't blame them. Until you change the people in an area, you're not going to change the area.

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Posted by Chester Blue on 08/27/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Vandy researchers explore a novel cure for homelessness: housing help

Forcing any Landlord to accept Section 8 vouchers would be a huge infringement
on one's property rights. That type ruling might work in a Communist country
or an American City run by a "group" of communist, but it sure sounds
Un-American to this reader. Most Landlords are just folks like everyone else
using Rental Property as a hopeful sound investment in their lives. Not monsters.

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Posted by NeverFear on 08/27/2015 at 6:58 AM

Re: “A lawsuit with large potential ramifications challenges Tennessee's handling of life sentences with chance of parole

Has the case been assigned?

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor
Stacy's Music Row Report

Posted by Stacy Harris on 08/25/2015 at 9:59 PM
Posted by Harry P. Nuss on 08/23/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Cagle's View

If Mr. Cagle comes here from Calif. then he won't be lonely. While not quite as
many Fruits & Nuts we run rather close to the same % wise as does Calif.
Especially over in the Vandy-Belmont areas along with the East Bank.

Posted by NeverFear on 08/21/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Ten challengers, newcomers and veterans alike, vie in the runoff for Metro Council's five at-large seats

Mr. Cooper & Holleman are the best two of the lot.

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Posted by NeverFear on 08/21/2015 at 3:40 PM

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