facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

YMHA completes $10M renovation of Brier Hill housing



Published: Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m.

photo

Dignitaries conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority’s 76-unit Brier Hill Annex apartment complex, which has undergone a nearly two-year, $10 million federally funded renovation.

By PETER H. MILLIKEN

milliken@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Michelle Nieves expressed gratitude for the new features of the Brier Hill Annex apartment she moved into Tuesday, especially its central air conditioning.

“Oh, my gosh. It’s beautiful. Everything is brand new. There are new appliances. There’s more space (than in her previous annex apartment) and there’s central air,” Nieves said. “I can’t wait to get in there,” she added.

Her belongings were in a truck outside her apartment, ready to be moved in, immediately following a Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony at the door of her apartment at 2779 Hammaker St. in the newly renovated complex.

Nieves, who will live in that apartment with her children, Tamara, 11, Angel, 6, and Marie, 1, lived on East Dennick Avenue on the city’s North Side during the annex’s nearly two-year, $10 million renovation.

Neither her previous annex apartment, nor the Dennick location, had air conditioning.

The abbreviated outdoor ceremony moved indoors to Nieves’ new apartment due to inclement weather late Tuesday morning after Nieves and dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority complex.

Residents began returning to the 76-unit, 1962-vintage apartment complex on May 17, after the renovation designed to turn the complex into a green, energy-efficient community.

During that renovation, which was paid for by federal stimulus funds, rooftop solar panels were installed, which are capable of supplying 25 percent of the development’s electrical needs.

Other new features include new insulation, new windows and doors,

recycled-content Formica counter tops, tankless water heaters and low-flow, water-conserving faucets and toilets.

“Ten million dollars of federal money has come back to this community and put people back to work and improved the quality of life in the city of Youngstown,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th.

“The city of Youngstown is on the move, and it is becoming a destination place” for economic development, he said. “These investments are necessary for us to continue” that progress, Ryan added.

Carmelita Douglas, YMHA executive director, said the authority has documented to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the renovation created 18 jobs and retained 27 jobs.

“We were able to take an antiquated, nonefficient — as far as energy — development and turn it into a brand new green community,” she added.

“Anything we can do for our old neighborhoods to bring them back, I’ve always supported,” said Mayor Charles Sammarone.

The authority here and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in Cleveland were the only two public-housing authorities in Ohio funded by the competitive grant program.

The annex grant here was part of a $300 million stimulus-bill-funded package of green-energy grants to 36 public housing authorities nationwide.


Comments

1georgejeanie(807 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Just great, this is your front page picture of the day. Three kids no husband, I assume no job, subsidized housing, food stamps. free healthcare. Why would this person choose work over this existence, she knows no different way to live other than to exist on the government dole, and not do a darn thing to make the country grow and to have some self esteem.

Suggest removal:

2author50(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

$121,000+ per unit! We taxpayers sure know how to give.

Suggest removal:

3danikytn(248 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Now, lets see if she uses it for what its intended. Its intended to be temporary subsidized housing for her and her children, that will enable her to get a job or go to school and then eventually move up and out of the projects. In reality, this will now most likely become a permanent home, and the only way shell move out is if its to an apartment with more bedrooms. Unfortunately, people seldom leave once they move into this kind of housing, and it becomes a lifestyle passed down to the next generation. Lets just call it the "entitlement generation". Need proof? Take a look at the projects in Mineral Ridge, or The Royal Mall, or any one of the areas around here...

Suggest removal:

4Knightcap(699 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Something for nothing. Hate to call my late dad a liar but he use to always say "you don't get something for nothing". I have a feeling that my dad was not the only one to say that. People who get free food, money, housing, clothes and now hardware from Home Depot should have to do some kind of work like picking up litter, painting houses, growing a garden, watching children not making them. Our government really did a diservice in promoting this type of lifestyle.

Suggest removal:

5UticaShale(854 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Victory is at hand for the entitled! The USA is now over 50% entitled. Welcome US to the rolls of welfare states of the world.

Suggest removal:

6seagull173(5 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Did the taxpayers pay for that tatoo also? Have another kid, don't worry the taxpayers will pay for it. She's pathetic.

Suggest removal:

7georgejeanie(807 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Where are all these bleeding heart liberals comments.?. Come on give us your take on this pathetic entitlement situation. More for nothing equals zero, and that is what you get by creating these ghettos.

Suggest removal:

8ohdrama0901(53 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Everyone who lives in the Projects are not on welfare and unemployed first of all. I used to live in a subsidized unit before I purchased my house, paid a considerable amount of rent, and took very good care of my unit that was built with very cheap materials. People are so quick to judge others; so what she's walking around with 3 babies and tattoos. I think that would be her business as long as she is taking care of her babies what would that have to do with any of you who are posting negative comments.

Suggest removal:

9DwightK(1256 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I know the city and Rep. Ryan want to turn this into a positive story but ten million dollars divided by 76 units is $131,000 per unit. Wouldn't that money have been better spent providing child care so the people using this housing could learn a trade and move out into non-subsidized housing?

The story focuses on the resident's reaction to her new place but there is no mention of what she is doing to make sure this is a temporary solution to her problem and not a permanent one. It also doesn't mention how much she contributes to live in the renovated apartment.

Suggest removal:

10fang(3 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

$131,000 per unit. They could have built new houses and spread the wealth around the city.
Habitat for Humanity could have built 240 new houses with this money.
Or the city could have refurbished 500 empty houses of which there are plenty.
Remember that about 30% of the money is kept by the local agency to use as they see fit.
Typical waste and this is why Rep Ryan needs to go.

Suggest removal:

11twentyonetwelve(98 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

OHDRAMA090… What is has to do with us is that tattoos cost money. WE (the taxpaying, working public) already pay for her home, her food, (which she has plenty of, I notice), her healthcare for her and three children, and God knows what else. The LAST thing in the world she needs to be getting is a tattoo.

Suggest removal:

12300(554 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm wondering how many of the above posters ever claimed a mortgage deduction? Did their kids go to public schools not called Poland or Canfield?

If so, I'd like to say to all of you "You're Welcome", I helped to subsidize your lifestyles, and my state taxes helped to pay for your less privileged school district. Once again, You're Welcome.

Suggest removal:

13fang(3 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

300,

Most school districts are funded by local property taxes. It is the cities that get most their school funding from the state.
The people in Poland and Canfield pay far more in taxes to support people in public housing than they receive in outside support for their schools.

Suggest removal:

14danikytn(248 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Id like to respond to Ohdrama, congrats on being one of the very few who actually utilize subsidized housing for its intended purpose. However, you are, unfortunately, in the minority. By allowing and encouraging people to move into these nice updated homes we encourage them to stay on the system. Why would they want to get a job, and rent a home or buy one and pay a mortgage or landlord for an older, less snazzy place when they can hole up in a brand spankin new crib with rent paid for by us? There is shame anymore, these people are not humble, and appreciative, they are blatent and expectant. I work my butt off, so does my husband, and for that reason we wouldnt even qualify for such housing. So, we will just pay our rent and continue on. Though i will say, that even though our home may not be "green" or "state of the art" its PAID for by hard work and pride, and thats something these welfare bunnies will never know!

Suggest removal:

15HaydenThomas(208 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

They really wasted money on solar panels when the cost of solar is way more than the cost of other sources? How can people be permitted to procreate and not pay for their own offspring? I'll bet she also has a publicly funded cell phone, cable TV, Internet, and whatever else these parasites can get.

Suggest removal:

16danikytn(248 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Now, excuse me while i go back to work so all of the entitled folk can eat next month!

Suggest removal:

17pjohn(25 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm sooooo mad at Tim Ryan for bringing federal dollars to Youngstown. I wish he just let other people take them... I'm assuming that all of you posters have an income of more than $250k and pay a 28% tax rate? Average income in Youngstown? Roughly $30k at most. So how much do you really pay for these programs? And you'd rather see homeless people on Belmont? You're federal tax contribution is a drop in the bucket. Stop complaining.

Suggest removal:

18cambridge(3010 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

According to the latest stats I know of the state of Ohio is a welfare state receiving $1.05 from the feds for every $1.00 paid in federal income tax. So since all your fed income tax is returned along with that welfare check you should stop complaining about these types of projects along with the auto loans that saved the valley from disaster and just continue to complain, "what has Obama and the Democrats done for the valley".

Suggest removal:

19pjohn(25 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Cambridge hit the nail on the head.

If you work in Lordstown, Thank Obama. (And Jay Williams, Auto Recovery Czar).

Suggest removal:

20LairdCormell(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Oooh, Solar Panels! That makes it all better. Why in just 35 years they will pay for themselves. Isn't it wonderful?

Thank you Mr. Obama and Solyndra.

Suggest removal:

21anothermike(211 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Had no idea that Ryan's intention was to bring 10 million bucks to Youngstown for the purpose of rebuilding Westlake (for I believe, the third time). Funny how folks who worked and paid taxes all of their adult life cannot get a little help on occasion, but Uncle Sam can go full boat for others. Of course the "plan" is for them to eventually help themselves, but don't hold your breath. BTW, I am a democrat..........

Suggest removal:

22300(554 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Fang, you need to read up on how we fund public education in Ohio. Outside of Poland, Canfield, and probably now South Range and Columbiana, local property taxes barely pay 50% of the school costs.

I don't think you realize how poor most of the rural people are around here. You appear to think that it's only the inner city who are poor, but you're way off the mark. Columbiana county is incredibly poor, with rural Mahoning and Trumbull only slightly better. Except for the few districts I mentioned above, the rest are welfare recipients.

I don't have a problem with this. I'm well off, I don't mind subsidizing the less well-off. I just think it's funny when working class (and no, they're not "middle class") focus on working poor/low class, and call them out for receiving social benefits. The fact that so many of you do this just points out how little you know about your true situations.

Suggest removal:

23pjohn(25 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Westlake was one of the oldest housing projects in the country. Eleanor Roosevelt was at the ribbon cutting ceremony.It was a pilot program during to see if the fed should become involved in public housing. Renovation was long overdue.

Suggest removal:

24jeratboy(127 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

If she is going to school, who is paying for it?

Where is her child support? Why isn't this questioned?

When public housing started they had rules. No TV. No able bodied men as residents. We should go back to that.

Suggest removal:

25bmanresident(597 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Brand new home at over $100,000? That's the incentive to having kids out of wedlock, no job, and milking the system. Such a shame. She probably sold her food stamps for that tattoo.

Suggest removal:

26borylie(790 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Ryan,Sammarone and the other "dignitaries" strutting around,being so proud of what "they" did with someone else's money.
Ryan:" $10,000,000.00 of federal money". That 's $10,000,000.00 of TAX PAYERS money!

Suggest removal:

27Fred(130 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The treasures within also known as fine looking ladies make the expendature on these housing units very worthwhile.

Suggest removal:

28Woody(451 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

borylie,

Let's be real. It is not $10,000,000 of federal money, it is $10,000,000 of federal money borrowed from China.

Peaselover, I would not call Obamacare help, more of a nightmare. And we don't know what we got ourselves into yet. (We have to pass it before we know what's in it - N. Pelosi) Hopefully the Supreme Court does their job and saves us from the mess that is coming.

300, I have no problem paying for public schools. As long as the students are getting a quality education and the tools needed to be productive members of society. I do however wish the money was paid local and state level and spent at the state and local level. We need to do away with the Federal Dept. of Education. Washington has no business being in that business. It is a state matter.

I put the over/under at 10 years before they have to pump another $10 million into the apartments to refurbish it again.

Suggest removal:

29maxborenstein(27 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

A private concern could have built all-new conventional apartments for much less. Ownership and maintenance of all "public"/subsidized housing should be by private concerns via section 8. At least section 8 slumlords won't waste over $100K per unit. Only government is that retarded. Units that will pass section 8 standards aren't worth more than $20K in this market.

Suggest removal:

30lumper(281 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

at least she hasn't missed too many meals !!!!

Suggest removal:

31LawDoc(38 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

YOU'RE WELCOME!!

Enjoy it. It's only a matter of time before the bottom of the bucket falls out.

Suggest removal:

32Tomcat(202 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I must say, only in Ytown would you see such an embarrassing article on the front page. Just cracks me up. The Welfare Stimulus POTUS strikes again. I'M LAUGHING SO HARD I CAN'T HARDLY TYPE.....

Suggest removal:

33Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Michelle Nieves can afford luxuries such as a tatoo, why then can"t she afford to pay her own way for housing and insurance and live like REAL people do?!?!?!

"... Nieves, who will live in that apartment with her children, Tamara, 11, Angel, 6, and Marie, 1,... ".

WHERE ON GODS' GREEN EARTH IS THE FATHER? - WHY CAN'Y PEOPLE LIKE THIS "WOMAN CHILD" MAKE ADULT DECISIONS IN LIFE?!?!?!?!

Haven't we ALL had enough of these losers taking our tax dollars?!?!?!

Suggest removal:

34pjohn(25 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

breaking news: her cousin owns a tattoo parlor. tattoo was free.

Suggest removal:

35devilsadvocate(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Before half of those that posted comments quit their jobs to join the ranks of those that reap the "rewards" from being on "welfare", lets consider a few things.

Did the story say that Ms. Nieves has no job or that she has no future, no plans, no dreams, no potential? I don't remember reading that she gets everything for free. Are those just assumptions not based on fact perhaps? Does it make you feel better to try to belittle those that are less fortunate?

Let's suppose for a moment that despite the fact that she is a single mom with three kids, she gets up and goes to work every day, then she takes classes at a local college in the evening to try to better herself. Then, lets remember that if she is working, she must be paying rent, childcare, and so on.

Perhaps everyone is dealt a different hand in life, and maybe some things are beyond her control. Perhaps misfortune could befall any one of us and tomorrow someone may say cruel and hurtful things about us without knowing the whole story.

As far as the "wonderful" new housing, have any of you actually been in that neighborhood lately? I would hardly call it a desireable area to live in. There are much nicer areas, much safer too.

Maybe the grass isn't greener on the other side. Maybe we should be thankful for what we have. Maybe we should remember that there may have been a time in our lives when we needed help.

Where is our sense of decency? What is becoming of our humanity???

Suggest removal:

36TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

We had good run after WWII and up through the early 1990's.

Now the Republic is on fire and the ignorant are breathing gas at an enormous rate.

Suggest removal:

37jaycat(8 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Love the fact that she can have three kids...no mention of a father or a job, and can afford a tatoo...must be nice!!

Suggest removal:

38Crimson1012(65 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

All this chatter aside, did the vindy catch this chic in her pajamas, or is she on her way to a wedding... I am not sure...

Suggest removal:

39VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

People spoken for...

Approximately 75% of the remarks here come from working Americans who sound frustrated with our social issues, which appear to be slanting in favor of the poor. This comes at a time when the economy is still in bad straights and people have really cut back or suffered in order to make ends meet. Then, we see the government spending millions they don't have to upgrade the lives of "entitlement" people. The writing is on the wall. Our taxes will go up soon to pay for all of this spending and its coming off the backs of all those who are working everyday just to pay bills and feed their families. If there is any time for compassion, it is now...show some compassion for the working family! Give us a break!

Suggest removal:

40TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

"Sure VIND, im a working guy with a family too. But id like to see some help from the other end who can really afford it. Not take the shirt off somebodys back when thats the only shirt they have."

Don't tell me, English teacher, or public orator..wait, both?

It's always someone else's fault and duty to rectify your own failure to achieve, even in the modest task which was your charge. You should have gotten better grades, received a higher education, and taken advantage of the opportunites. Now you just sit in an ignorant atmosphere hating everybody who did achieve.

Suggest removal:

41prodigy1028(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Okay, I had to sign up just to comment.

To the above poster that said "You should have gotten better grades, received a higher education, and taken advantage of the opportunities." Yes, that's the answer to everything! Acadamia! Yet another broken system. Here, let's go to college, get X degrees and dig ourselves a nice hole of debt that will take years to climb out of, while jobs in our chosen field are scarce.

You're another of the "get good grades" dreamers. Having gone through what I have, I'm dead tempted to tell my kids to skip on college and create their own opportunities. A piece of paper is hardly a prerequisite unless you want to slave to a large corporation for a "secure" job that's anything but and could be yanked at anytime. Dare I say that colleagues my same age that skipped on college are better off at the same position in life now, having not accrued the debts associated with higher education. The only difference between us, maybe I get to sit at a desk while they labor outside today. Heck that may not be true, as some splinter off from roofing or landscaping jobs and start their own businesses and are now their own boss, with other grunts to do the heavy lifting. All without "better grades" or staying on topic, "government assistance".

Let's take the "entitlement" process a step further. My wife works alongside several people that receive these benefits; yes, working class people that are still living off the government nipple. They get subsidized housing, utilities, transportation, food stamps, healthcare, etc. The full works. Think about it working America, if you didn't have to pay for your house, medical or trip to the grocery store, how much more money would you have in your pocket? Answer: enough to drive a brand new Lincoln Navigator! (True story.)

Just reading that these units averaged 130k in improvements EACH makes me sick. I have a home on the South Side that was just under 50k and I had to fight to get a loan since I was in my mid-20's with a disconnection charge for my cell phone (from years earlier) "ruining" my credit, so I had to go via the FHA route. What a joke, all for a sub-50k home, and I don't have central air like these "unfortunate" souls.

What it really comes down to is, would you rather sit on your butt or be a burger flipper? Think about it. The minimum wage employee has to pay for their home, their car and fuel (and state mandated insurance) medical insurance, utilities, plus put food in their mouth. At $8 per hour, BEFORE taxes, is it really worth slaving over the fryer when you can do far less and end up with a lot more via entitlements?

Quit crying that we don't want to help the less fortunate. What we're really asking is for them to want to help themselves, but giving them posh environments that have luxuries that hard working people don't even have (see A/C comment) shows just what is broken with this country and our priorities.

Suggest removal:

42franc004(71 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

VINDYAK, One of the beauties of ridiculous, anonymous discussion boards is they allow people to just throw out "facts" that they've pulled out of thin air. How exactly do you know that 75% of the posters here are "working Americans"? Seems to me I could be an unemployed Canadian up in Toronto with nothing better to do...just sayin...

Suggest removal:

43bfpeer(26 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Haha I just had to put my 2 cents in Lol. First off don't be mad at her. Maybe this is a temporary stay or maybe not. Maybe this women is very smart. Goes to work school exc. and fools the government. lol There are many people I have seen who will go about getting all the free stuff they can get while having full time jobs etc. while working the government. We can't get mad at her get mad at the stupid beeeep people who came up with the retarded ideal of wasting all that money on this development and the many other ones they are tearing down and rebuilding in youngstown example westlake. We all know it will be nice for a short time but sooner or later will with go to the crapper Again! Yeah they have central air and right now with the heat being on death outside it really sucks for the people who don't. Solar panels, ha who cares the tobacco/drug of choice residue is going to cover them. But we all know once the roaches come in and they infest the unit it ,does it really matter if you have a/c or not if roach eggs spray at your face while the air is blowing? Hell no! You will either run or live in that nasty a$$ place. So we need to quit complaining about this poor who or should we say Smart woman ( who probably pulled a fast one) or maybe needs a handout temporarily(hopefully) and kick the buts of the dumb a$$s who voted for these tards to pull a fast one on all of us tax payers who helped pay for this place, hey maybe some of these people who are actually who are living there are paying too while living there for free! We don't know!

Suggest removal:

44youngstownsucks(4 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The government is not your baby daddy.

Suggest removal:

45uptowngirl(111 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

youngstownsucks I am with you here. Don't blame us--the democrats wanted this class war. The people that are working hard just to get by are sick of their taxes supporting eveyone else. It is no longer the evil rich, it is everyone who pays taxes against those who pay none.

Suggest removal:

46zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

And we (meaning the normal working people) wonder why these cockroaches start popping kids out at age 13. Like I said before this is employment to these idiots!!! They have no intention on working just spit out more kids, get a new iPhone, tattoos, bling, drugs, and as much sex as possible. What a life we have given them. We should cut all that crap off and make them a functioning part of society.

Suggest removal:

47jaycat(8 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I think if you are on public assistance...that you should not be compensated for more than two children...Go ahead and have more...but the rest are on YOU...think of how much money would be saved...and how many uncared for and neglected children, would be not born, it these welfare queens weren't getting paid for them!!!

Suggest removal:

48zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Right on Jaycat but i think even 2 is 1 too many. First time shame on you, second time shame on us for paying for it!! But if anything like that was ever proposed you would have Jessi and big Al preaching for an uprising. When are we ever going to come to our senses on this welfare and pregnancy issue. Don't they see the abuse!!!GEEEEEZZZZZZZ

Suggest removal:

49southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I really enjoy the discussion boards on such a hot topic as public housing. The bottom line is that a very small portion of our society needs help; yet, we will always have those who seek to exploit the system.

Whether Michelle Nieves actually needs help or is using the system to her advantage, I do not know. Yet, apparently she qualifies for certain services. Peace.

Suggest removal:

50jaycat(8 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

People are just getting tired...Tired of supporting these users...I mean..what possible incentive is there to work...when you get all of this for free..and don't even get me started that they don't even have to take a drug test...to get the benefits...that I HAD to take a drug test..to be able to give them!

Suggest removal:

51ohdrama0901(53 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't care where the woman and her kids are living as long as they are not living on the streets. For those who did work hard all of their lives and were fortunate to purchase a home as myself be thankful for your blessing. I don't know this womans situation nor am I really concerned. My main concern is that her children have a roof over there head and live in safe environment. Your taxpayers go to alot of places that you are not aware of so who says that they went into renovating these units? Since when did the government actually tell you where your tax dollars were being spent? If you'r 100% where it's going let me in cus I would sure like to know where mine are going and I bet you it's not anywhere around where I live. After you pay your taxes they can do whatever they want with your money so however way you B***** about it going to public housing or anything having to do with assisting a less than fortunate human you don't have a clue. You may have paid taxes to get your Governor's house remodeled or paid for a big gala or charitable event; you never know! I'm so sick of people saying my tax dollars this and my tax dollars that when in reality you don't even control your tax dollars.

Suggest removal:

52macruz81(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

To everyone who made it a point to single Michelle out and place a red bullseye on her and her three children I have a few words.

First, I agree some incorrigible souls should pay for taking advantage of the system but don't group everyone in that category. Remember...your mom, dad, sister, brother, children, or yourself may be using those services some day.

Second, her circumstances are none of your business and you have no place to judge her because of what services that OUR government has put in place for people in need. Pick up that first stone you hypocrite because lord knows you're all high and mighty.

Third, I pray that you never find yourself losing a loved one and living on a single income, losing your home to a fire or another natural disaster and being homeless, losing your job and having to give up your home, that a terminal illness falls upon your loved ones and the bills become surmountable causing you to give up that lavish life and file bankruptcy. Yes these situations can happen to ANYONE including you, how dare you criticize this woman? Do you feel more privileged than her? Do you use the bathroom different than her? Is your money a different color because you have more of it? Do you not bleed red? Before you criticize take a look in the mirror and tell yourself shut up!

May GOD bless you all - fascist jerks!

Suggest removal:

53mudduck(31 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Thomas Jefferson

most people are just upset that a large number of these homes are being taken advantage by people with no desire to ever work and live off everyone else's dime. ever drive by these places.. tons of new cars, direct tv dishes, cell phones, no one working and no one taking care of the place around them. abusers. FACT.

Suggest removal:

54mudduck(31 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

one more thing there are 1000s of vacant homes in youngstown. couldn't these have been rehabilitated? oh yes its not up to these people's "standards" no central air for when they plop down to watch day time TV all day while others work.

Suggest removal:

55zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The sad part is no matter where they live or how nice it is where they live they just destroy. I've seen them move into very nice homes in the city and before long it is completely devastated!! These people can't even maintain status quo!!! It's just not in their ethnic make up.

Suggest removal:

56donkenall(4 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Was everyone so enraged about the sweet deal this woman got that you overlooked the "created 18 jobs and retained 27 jobs"? What the? What jobs? Where? How? If the project is done, are they gone now? Are THESE the statistics that Obama is using to show he is creating/saving jobs in this country? As Mark Twain said, "There are three kinds of lies; there's lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport