I'm a former resident of a Pine Valley area condo complex. I lived there for 8 years. Initially, there were no section 8 tenants allowed. It was a nice mixed community of retirees, families, and college students. Over the years, people moved out and owners, eager to rent their properties, started allowing section 8 tenants. As a result, visits by the police were much more frequent. Cars with booming bass, drugs (frequent smell of marijuana), non-residents standing around the properties looking shady, and kids running amuck and leaving all manner of trash and toys throughout the development were commonplace. I am not embellishing or exaggerating, nor I am being racist- simply matter of fact. From the time the section 8 residents moved in to the time I moved out, the neighborhood went from good to ghetto. This is not an uncommon scenario. Yes, there are exceptions to the rule, and I even had a friend who at one point in her life was a section 8 tenant who was responsible and considerate of her neighbors. Unfortunately, there were no exceptions where I lived.
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