Tag Archives: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federally-approved Segregation


Dear President Obama, Please explain to me why the federal government is in the business of segregation.  I am referring to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of putting age restrictions on housing.  Most people who are both poor … Continue reading

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Bedbugs and Sharon Sherman


Letters to the Editor Post-Standard Clinton Square Syracuse, NY 13202 To the Editor: Last year two plagues were visited upon McCarthy Manor apartment building:  bedbugs and Sharon Sherman.  The story published by the Post-Standard on July 7 (“Syracuse tenants’ group … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Love America


(Continued from 7/6/11) Throughout all this, I took antidepressants every day for twenty-six years.  In 2001, I stopped and began to get my brain back but it was too late for my body to recover:  the side effects of medications … Continue reading

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The Unmarried State: A Government Directive


Dear Anne, I found your article very enlightening [“Who is Receiving Welfare and Medicaid: The Answers”], thank you for the information.  Bottom line is that some people do need as much as they can get legitimately because the hard reality … Continue reading

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Welfare and the Irresponsible Family


            Jason lived upstairs from me in HUD subsidized housing.  He was paying $11 dollars rent on an apartment that had a fair market value of about $900.  His monthly income from Welfare was about $412.  The way it works … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions


Is VESID a good thing? Maybe.  Conceptionally, VESID (NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) is a great idea.  Putting it into practice falls on human beings with various levels of competence.  In Syracuse, VESID appears to be doing … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to HUD


Attn:    Tom Druelinger, HUD Buffalo Office Re:       McCarthy Manor, 501 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse NY 13210             Sharon Sherman, d/b/a Greater Syracuse Tenants Network  Sharon Sherman, ostensibly working for the Greater Syracuse Tenants Network, is interfering with the Tenants … Continue reading

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