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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Atlanta Housing Mob Scene

The breadlines of the Depression era seemed like they were a little better organized. What was the thinking behind this mess in Atlanta?

Couldn't the housing application (a piece of paper) been put on the internet as a .pdf for anyone to download and printout?

Crowds swarm at Tri-Cities Plaza in East Point, Georgia on Wednesday morning as people try to get a public housing application.

Atlanta Constituion:
Housing crisis reaches full boil in East Point; 62 injured -- Thirty thousand people turned out in East Point on Wednesday seeking applications for government-subsidized housing, and their confusion and frustration, combined with the summer heat, led to a chaotic mob scene that left 62 people injured...

Wednesday's deluge of people seeking low-income vouchers in East Point demonstrated just how desperate the need for affordable housing has become in metro Atlanta, officials said. Some 15,000 Georgians currently are accommodated with Section 8 housing, with thousands more on waiting lists. Housing openings have been difficult to find anywhere, including rural areas...

East Point: No Need to Camp Out For Public Housing Applications
The Ed Show / MSNBC.com:

Photos From the Depression: Part II

 Bread line, New York
via Zero Hedge / Gordon Long:
What made America great is now Killing her!

There are currently 40.8 million people on food stamps in the US

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