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Pay your rent like everyone else.
The City of Richmond has a concentration of poverty problem, not an eviction problem. It has this concentration primarily because of the numerous housing projects, but also due to its inability to annex the wealthier surrounding counties. Some of the highest rates of eviction were by Richmond Redevelopment which runs the housing projects. Thus, in spite of the NYT article, there was nothing that needed “fixing” in the eviction process. What needs fixing is the concentration of poverty — i.e., Mayor Stoney: eliminate the failed experiment called Public Housing. (And, as a bonus, you will have improved schools without building… Read more »
Great! More tax dollars to reward incompetence. What could possibly go wrong?
Pay your rent or GET OUT! What part of the lease agreement you signed is now baffling to you?
Mission accomplished! Just like the potholes.
I noticed that this whole initiative leaves out any discussion about the hardship, inconvenience, and expense to the landlords. Eviction is not a simple process, time and lost income, the tenant vandalizes the property in revenage before moving out. But sure, let’s create another us versus them issue instead of addressing the issue. Pay your rent and be respectful and you won’t get evicted. This is all from my experience. I see it happen quite frequently. People rent more space then they can afford, fill it up with rented furniture, trying to act like a big shot when they dont… Read more »
Lets keep bailing out people that don’t pay their bills… Time to vote Republican.
I concur with all of the above. How much longer is Stoney in office? Can’t be done soon enough.
To those of you who’ve never been in the position of being evicted: Karma is a bitch& if it happens to you I promise you’ll feel differently about this initiative.
Leave it to a Democrat to abolish all sense of personal responsibility…Oh, it’s not my fault that I’m getting evicted…bring in the Democrat to bail me out at the taxpayer’s expense. I can’t agree more that Stoney can’t get gone soon enough.
Although I have never been evicted, I have been in a situation where I couldn’t pay my rent due to an accident rsulting in broken bones etc. I remember the horrible stress that this caused and there was NOTHING I could do about it. Fortunately, my land lord worked with me, I eventually recovered and continued to have a roof over my head. I think a better solution would be to have a system that can intervien on behalf of a tennant OR land lord in those circumstances where a party is in dire circumstances not of their making. This… Read more »
The medical or fire straights situations described here or not a reason skip out on rent. Not being able to pay one’s rent is always the tenants fault. Plan better, save more money for emergencies, and get insurance like AFLAC. People keep satings “things happen and it was not my fault I could not pay rent”. Bull. The government should not create new tax payer funded programs to address such situations. Handle your own business.
“Governor Northam Signs Legislation to Reduce Eviction Rates in Virginia” ~ Newly-approved legislation will increase housing stability for low-income and transient Virginians ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed a series of measures aimed at reducing eviction rates in the Commonwealth. These bills support the Governor’s affordable housing priorities, which he set forth in Executive Order Twenty-Five signed in November of 2018. The legislative package includes House Bill 1898, sponsored by Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy and Senate Bills 1445 and 1448, sponsored by Senator Mamie Locke. These bills provide additional opportunities for low-income Virginians to submit unpaid rent and fees prior… Read more »