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Ex-offenders compete
for low-income housing

San Francisco Chronicle, by John Wildermuth

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/18/2013 2:29:52 PM

San Francisco´s continuing shortage of affordable housing is slamming into Gov. Jerry Brown´s effort to ease prison overcrowding, with the growing number of ex-offenders competing for scarce local living quarters, a new city study has found. With only a handful of city programs specifically designed for people on parole or probation, more than 47 percent of ex-offenders released into San Francisco under the state´s new AB109 prison realignment effort don´t have permanent housing. Most of them are either unemployed or low-income and "must compete with other San Francisco residents for access to an insufficient number of affordable

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So many grand dreams, with only the meanness of taxpayers to stand in the way. Are we far from the point where all private property is nationalized and redistributed to those who need it most, as determined by the commissars?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/18/2013 3:22:50 PM     (No. 9183455)

It´s Bush´s fault. /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 2/18/2013 4:16:42 PM     (No. 9183535)


Our government creates and sustains dirtbags.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/18/2013 4:30:07 PM     (No. 9183556)

Convert alcatraz to low income condos....that way if they repeat offend just shut the doors

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MargaretM., 2/18/2013 4:30:18 PM     (No. 9183557)

We support them in prison or support them outside prison so why not build more prisons? Better yet, don´t we have a remote island to put them on and let them fish or grow vegetables for a living? Out of sight, out of mind, we´re safer for sure.

I don´t have any pity for the sort of career criminals we have spawned in our country.If young people knew that they would end up isolated and living among other criminals, maybe they would choose another way of life.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/18/2013 4:47:13 PM     (No. 9183579)

They need to pass the affordable steps act so they have somewhere to sleep.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/18/2013 5:04:44 PM     (No. 9183605)

´Ex-offenders´?

I guess that´s the new euphemism. Can´t call them ex-cons anymore.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/18/2013 5:58:10 PM     (No. 9183695)

They could move to some of the many areas of the state that are practically ghost towns now. Why does anyone have to move to the most expensive area in the state?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starkness, 2/18/2013 9:40:11 PM     (No. 9183968)

#8 do any of these dips have families or anything like that? or did they all just fall off the asteroid and land in san francisco in search of a meal? The country´s all gone totally nuts!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/19/2013 4:50:23 AM     (No. 9184272)

I wonder how long its going to take before that perfumed Peelousy comes up with a pork slice of $100,000,000 for criminal affordable housing.

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