Category: Section 8

Condemnation by imputation: Part 2, You tell me this town ain’t got no heart

24 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street Yesterday’s post opened the story of three properties along Armour […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?

23 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Historic renovation, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Section 8, urban, Urban Renewal | No comments

By: David A. Smith Nothin’ shakin’ on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street When it comes to flimsy cases to justify the state’s using judicial or police power to intimidate and punish private owners, I thought I’d seen everything – what with National City’s ‘lower-value use equals […]

When you can’t say anything NYCHA: Part 4, “little consistency with best practices”

7 September, 2012 (09:23) | bureaucracy, Housing, management consulting, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Regulation, rental housing, Section 8, unions |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   Thus, having worked through all of Boston Consulting Group’s operational recommendations in its long-awaited and quite expensive critique, Reshaping NYCHA support functions (link to the full 1.78 Meg report in pdf), we come back to where I […]

When you can’t say anything NYCHA: Part 3, “sprawling, unlinked network”

6 September, 2012 (09:21) | bureaucracy, Housing, management consulting, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Regulation, rental housing, Section 8, unions |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Though I’ve already spent two days expounding on the Boston Consulting Group’s lengthy and quite expensive critique, Reshaping NYCHA support functions (link to the full 1.78 Meg report in pdf), there’s plenty more fault to find.   Notice that there […]

When you can’t say anything NYCHA: Part 2, “highly bureaucratic, inefficient”

5 September, 2012 (09:25) | bureaucracy, Housing, management consulting, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Regulation, rental housing, Section 8, unions | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, digging into the Boston Consulting Group’s extensive and detailed report, Reshaping NYCHA support functions (link to the full 1.78 Meg report in pdf) – for which Chairman Rhea paid a firm he used to work for $10,000,000 – documented both its dysfunctional board […]