Well, in this case the city.
According to The New York Post, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to make the value of a Section 8 voucher depend on the housing prices in the specific neighborhood in which it is used, rather than on the housing prices in the metropolitan area in which it is used. The idea is to spread the poor into the middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods, the safer neighborhoods, rather than having them all in “the ‘hood.”
As the article points out, HUD tried this is Dallas and Dubuque with dismal results. The criminals just took the crime with them to the suburbs:
A 2011 study sponsored by HUD found that adults using more generous Section 8 vouchers did not get better jobs or get off welfare. In fact, more went on food stamps. And their children did not do better in their new schools.
Worse, crime simply followed them to their safer neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents.
“Males … were arrested more often than those in the control group, primarily for property crimes,” the study found.
Dubuque, Iowa, for example, received an influx of voucher holders from projects in Chicago — and it’s had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque’s crime wave directly to Section 8 housing.
No surprise. You can take the hoodlum out of the ‘hood, but you cannot take the ‘hood out of the hoodlum.
Where there is more to steal, the hoodlums are more likely to steal. Where there are fewer hoodlums likely to steal, the cops have an easier time rounding up “the usual suspects.”
They did not become smarter or better educated just by moving to the ‘burbs. Even if they had, they would still be competing against better-qualified people for the jobs in the area. So they are less likely to get jobs than if they were in the inner cities, and more likely to turn to crime, being in a target-rich environment.
Once again, another prog policy is shown to be destructive to Blacks, so the progs want more of it, to do more harm to Blacks, to keep them dependent on the government handouts.