Projects NEVER work. Clustering the poor all together in one area has NEVER worked. Can anyone point to a successful low income housing project that isn't a festering sore?
I hasn't worked here, hasn't worked in NYC, hasn't worked in other countries around the world. People adjust to what their societal norm is. If living in a housing project is normal to you, trust me you will never move up.
I"m not a fan of govt housing and definitely not a fan of projects. The city could lease the land to a developer and use that to fund a section 8 type of fund.
Low income people would be living in private housing with people who are probably higher up on the economic ladder. Every day they would see their neighbor go to work, drive a car, they would know that they could do better.
Sue - The problem is that all these programs still cost more then the money the fed and state give, and with the ongoing budget problems it will be getting worse not better. View Comment
Foot Patrols are what worked in NYC. Relationships formed between the residents and the cops on patrol. NYPD was also successful in cleaning up high crime areas like Washington Heights by locking down the neighborhood at night. Only residents could go in or out. Both would send the message to the criminals that Norwalk is not a friendly place to do business. View Comment