Comment 20330

By beancounter (registered) | Posted March 25, 2008 at 20:11:37

This may be a dumb question, but why not pay or subsidize the rent for people who cannot afford decent housing?

Why do we have to force these people into ghettoes (read housing "projects")?

Why not save the millions of dollars needed to create and maintain a huge "social housing" bureaucracy, which obviously does not meet the people's needs?

Why not let people choose where they want to live (within a reasonable rental range)? They choose the building and the government pays all or part of the rent directly to the landlord, depending on the particular situation of each tenant. I am sure that there are competent lawyers who could draw up regulations that would be amenable to the tenants, taxpayers and landlords.

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