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proudohioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 03:24 PM
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82. Actually, I was thinking more on the lines of affordable housing,
for either purchase or rent. I don't think that simply giving someone a house would work out very well, either. Not everyone wants to actually own their own home, but everyone does need a roof over their heads.

You're a county worker; you know as well as I do how many folks are first time applicants for some type of public assistance. The way I see it is that there are millions of folks on UI right now, and huge amounts of them are about to receive their last benefit check. And you gotta know that there's a whole shitload of jobs out there that just don't pay a living wage. On the other hand, you have what, 15 million vacant homes? There seems to me to be 2 separate problems, and a solution in the middle.

At some point, we gotta start thinking about ways to take care of each other, like it or not. Any practical suggestions you can bring to the table would be greatly appreciated.

t.
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