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Rest in Peace,
$172,983 for 400 square foot studio and YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT
Submitted by mabeldog on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 15:41.
The Cleveland Housing Network's chain smoking director Rob Curry, trolling desperately for new government dollars, as other funding has dried up, has partnered with E.D.E.N to develop obscenely expensive housing cubicles in the most drug and crime infested neighborhoods of Cleveland. 533 "homes" (400 square foot cells) for $92,200,000 works out to $172,983 per cell. You could buy 533 brand new homes in Strongsville for that! But that wouldn't cover the 6 figure salaries of Ms. Nichols and Mr. Curry and dozens of others living the high life in well heeled suburbs and gated communities profiteering from the poverty industry with YOUR tax dollars. Duplicating services ALREADY provided at enormous cost to the overburdened taxpayers by CMHA, they have made it clear they have no interest in the WORKING homeless. This is because they want ONLY residents who are on SSI, or even better no income at all because ALL these properties have Section 8 attached to the building. Which means for those of you who have paid your own way through life, the rent is determined by H.U.D. where you only pay 30% of your adjusted gross income in rent. The rent HUD allows is $650 per efficiency unit. If you have no income, H.U.D. pays it all. If you get SSI, homeless drug addict would pay about $200. EQUALLY important though is the fabulous fradulent"private hospital" status (thanks to their BFFs at EDEN who have been using their "private hospital" status to defraud Cuyahoga County of millions of $$$$ in property taxes over the last 24 years) means they pay ZERO $$ in property taxes for these obscenely expensive homeless shelters. High fives all around right? This federal government is constantly trying to steal the charitable status from churches and other religious based organizations. But Tracey, Rob and the Gang have staged a very big coup to get "private hospital" status for these extremely profitable housing projects. In order to maintain that status they have to be very careful choosing their tenants. Renting to working homeless, often veterans of our armed forces, might SERIOUSLY jeopardize that status. Right now NONE of these "private hospitals" which cost more to develop per square foot than The Nine downtown, pay a cent in property taxes. Or any other kind of tax.These 9 properties bring in approximately $6 million tax free income per year in rent, all paid and guaranteed PERMANENTLY by our benevolent federal govenment. The neighborhoods (and it's VERY revealing that the only address given on the CHN site for ALL the properties with their uplifting and purposely vague names reveals nothing about their real locations: The Liberty, The Emerald City, Green Acres etc. is 2999 Payne, Rob Curry's headquarters) are filled with drugs and crime. Isolating drug addicts and mentally challenged adults in their lonely cubicles in these dangerous neighborhoods filled with drug dealers and gangs is a recipe for disaster. These projects are NOT sober living environments which means there is little interference in the activities of the residents. No drug testing whatsoever. A secret scheme is afoot to build another one of these cash cows on Pearl Road in Brooklyn Centre. The imperious, sanctimonious Tracey Nichols and her obsequious, condescending court jester Anthony Brancatelli are simply outraged that the residents of Brooklyn Centre, the ones that PAY property taxes, found out about their plans. There are more effective and drastically less expensive ways to provide housing for recovering addicts and those with mental disabilities. How about group homes? Or sober houses? And what about those WORKING homeless, the ones who hope to actually BE self-sufficient. They pay taxes too. But Ms. Nichols the reigning queen of poverty pimping and her ilk can't reap federal dollars for housing them. So she's not interested. Because really HONESTLY it has nothing to do with helping the poor. It's all about funneling federal funds into her pocket and the pockets of her friends, all white and none of them living anywhere near these new overpriced homeless shelters.