I heard Senator Obama's Aunt Zeituni is an illegal immigrant who has been living in govt-funded public housing for 4-5 years. So I wondered how much taxpayers fork out for public housing here in the Philadelphia area. Here is the scoop below; the info is right from their website:
"The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the biggest landlord in Pennsylvania. We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes. Our funding comes primarily from the federal government.
We house about 84,000 people in 13,400 housing units in the City of Philadelphia and we employ 1,150 people to deliver services to our clients. Our budget totals $347 million.It’s our policy to serve our customers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS, physical handicap, or disability."
Let me do the math for you. They spend $25,900 per unit year after year after year! [How much is your mortgage payment?] Yet I assume the same stinking lazy asses get free public housing year after year after year.
Look at it this way- every three years the taxpayers send the PHA One Billion dollars to house these 13,400 families. That is $78,000 per unit over three years. The average home in Philadelphia could be bought for about $150,000!
This is a great example that shows why the taxpayer is going broke!