HUD For Sale

I have just read a couple of articles about a plan that is being made by the federal government to privatize public housing. I was pretty amazed to learn that the federally subsidized housing that millions of low-income Americans live in is now in the cross-hairs of the federal government-corporate America privatizers.

You can read about this plan to further reduce the size of government while, at the same time, increase the bottom-line of big business in the articles below.

The first is entitled HUD Is Trying To Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing by George Lakoff. The article was posted on the Huffington Post blog on May 21 and can be read here.

The second “article” is actually a blog by the title of Lacehh’s Blog. The blog’s subtitle is “Ending Homelessness Through Grassroots Action and Advocacy.” This blog contains a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan that is very informative. There is also a tremendous fact sheet that will equip you with talking points when taking a stand for HUD and the people who live in HUD housing. You can find Lacehh’s Blog here.

As both the article and blog posts point out, this effort to privatize HUD housing is another move by the federal government to reduce its responsibility to provide public services to the people of America who need such housing and place those services in the hands of corporate profiteers. Such a move would highly jeopardize the sense of living  and financial security of the majority of the people and families who live in and depend on HUD housing for their residential needs.

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