Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Is It Time For Crisfield Public Housing To Move?


A new study is going to take place to look at the possibility of moving the Crisfield Housing Projects to a different location. Princess Anne could host some of the tenants while others would be spread around the area. Your thoughts? Is it time

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

its time for those living in the projects to get a job and for me to stop supporting them. so yes its time

Anonymous said...

Move them to the middle of the ocean, I have never understood why the government puts slums on beautiful waterfront property and Ruin. Area must be Reparations.

Anonymous said...

Let's ship them to NY or California or some other welfare state. It's Crisfield's only hope if they want to be a decent town again.

Anonymous said...

Why put slums on waterfront property, look at Salisbury" Arts" low income on the river.

Sarah Horsey said...

Not all ppl who live their are slums clearly you don't live their so you only know what you see their is a life besides what you see

Sarah Horsey said...

Not all ppl who live their are slums clearly you don't live their so you only know what you see their is a life besides what you see

Anonymous said...

Bet your on welfare? Your not welcome to my tax $$.get a Obama job.

Anonymous said...

There is no good reason to move the projects. The ONLY reason that the city wants to move them is because they want Condominiums to be built there. The elected officials lye and say it is because of the high tides and other foolishness but if that were the case then why talk about the beautiful waterfront property and how nice condo's would be built there. It's all about money as usual and the answer is that it will cost a whole lot less to leave them where they are and save the money. Scattering them all around town also means that other good neighborhoods would be ruined and turned into less desirable places to live and over all, the tax base would be diminished. Even the fact that Sandy money is being used for the study (70,000) is a disgrace, could be better used in many ways.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, would you rather live there without the slums or with? If it's with, you are a brave lady.

Anonymous said...

Today in our society we have an approximate higher rate of white people who are receiving public assistance than blacks. But this is not a black or white issue, this is an issue that effects low to no income people. Those of you who complain that these individuals need jobs, how about introducing one or two of these individuals to your bosses to be hired. Remember everyone had to start some where even you. And for god sake eastern shore, stop making everything a race issue. We are all human

Anonymous said...

Some of the unemployed do not possess the job skills in order to get or keep a job.
They would need job training first.

Anonymous said...

It's probably time to move them...I still think it should be law for ALL people receiving assistance that they and all household members are REQUIRED to pass drug testing...MANDATORY twice a month, a positive results means immediate halt to benefits and eviction! This would really help to maintain nicer housing accommodations.

Anonymous said...

Respectfully disagree with 9:50.

Having concentrated public housing and all of the associated social problems in the heart of Crisfield has been the #1 reason for Crisfield's steady decline. That's right the #1 reason--even more so than demise of waterman/seafood jobs.

Other Eastern Shore towns with less picturesque vistas and less interesting history have successfully turned to tourism, retirees, recreational boaters, dockside restaurants and second-home owners who fix up properties and contribute to the tax base. They require virtually no public services. Crisfield could do the same.

Very few people want to invest in renovating a property or starting a business blocks from housing projects.

Embracing tourism and well-managed development is literally the only hope for Crisfield. The first (and most important) step is shutting down public housing in the middle of the town, and dispersing the dependent residents who currently have water views to elsewhere in the county.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

Today in our society we have an approximate higher rate of white people who are receiving public assistance than blacks"


Not true. 23% of the white population receive benefits, 54% of the black population are receivers. 27% of blacks live in poverty compared to 10% of whites.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the projects need to move, however they need to be moved to where there are jobs and transportation. Having them in Crisfield is not helping anyone. It has done nothing for the community and has not helped them get out of the projects.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely drug testing should be required for ANY TAX PAYER ASSISTANCE PERIOD. Why is this not already mandatory????? Smoke crack on your own dime.

Anonymous said...

Because 11:44 in a democrat controlled state like MD, the democrats don't want to risk offending this voter base and lose votes. It's all about getting reelected for the democrats even to the detriment of their own children's future. It's very disturbing how little democrats care about their own children. Sickening even.

Anonymous said...

You mean having 4 or 5 kids out of wedlock and tattooing every part of your body possible is NOT a job????? No fair!

Anonymous said...

If the project is closed these people will be moved into section 8 housing all over town. Even if you live in the best neighborhoods you will be getting project residents next door. If anyone thinks that would be a good idea than yes it's time to shut it down. If you think it's not a good idea than you should want the project to stay just where it is. I see no good in moving it and ruining the rest of the town.

Building more condos is only a dream of the liberals running the town, the condos there now are vacant and no one would be willing to risk building even more that cannot be sold.

Anonymous said...

Move them out of town put in a large campground and in 5 years crisfield a economy will do a complete 360 James island is not a good campground build one like toms cove or cheristone there's ur future in the economy campers spend money

Anonymous said...

Roaring point campsite.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe Crisfield has any desire to build more condos. They cannot sell the ones they have. I do believe most all the people in the projects can go find jobs due to the fact they have transportation and just ride around all day. There would also be less need for all the police officers (who you never see working) as there would be a tremendous drop in crime and drug deals. Please do not pay 70k to analyze the situation...that is a slap to our city's tax payers intelligence. Yes, the projects need to be moved!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatey with the current economic outlook on the lower shore, closing the public housing and moving the population would devistate locaal business' in Crisfield. Food Lion, both dollar stores and pharmacies, small business' and the physicians that practice here would be greatly impacted by the loss of these consumers. The public housing also contains senior and disabled housing; perhaps the responsible party for the current situation in the Crisfield Housing Authority is the Authority itself? Poor mamangenemt, oversite and it's autonomy to operate outside of the local government. Before considering moving, why not a review by HUD or the Inspector General to ensure compliance and that the Authority is working for the taxpayer and not just creating their own lifetime careers?

Allow public access to the cuurent budget, funding, salaries and reserve funds. Are there any Crisfield or Somerset elected officials on the Authority board?

Anonymous said...

Seniors and disabled need a low rent place to stay. People who don't want to work or who dont want to try very hard to make it in life get an easy pass by living in the projects. Their rent is so low that they now get to spend their money on cigarettes, fast food, drugs, etc. Congratulations to the housing authority for making this possible.

Anonymous said...

You never see cops because they are always being called over to the projects for bullshit.People speed up and down the roads and streets in town with no fear because we have on so many cops and they are tied up over in the housing authority.
Instead of spending 70 million on a "study",lets use it to build the police department a REAL station and not some half-assed trailer infested with mold.I think someone from the government should be overseeing all this free grant money flowing in Crisfield,you know,in case someone is misappropriating funds....

Anonymous said...

Not anymore. There are more blacks on welfare than whites, despite being 12% of the population.

Anonymous said...

I heard that!

There's HOPE IN DOPE said...

I'm from Baltimore and these ain't projects they remind me of an upscale town home compared to the projects were people get killed every day.CRISFIELD PROJECTS ARE A JOKE

Anonymous said...

Section 8 housing should be banned from the shore.

Anonymous said...

I agree