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Obama regime putting welfare recipients in high dollar luxury apartments

Chicago is forcibly integrating luxury apartments by putting welfare recipients in units and paying their rent for them.

In a effort to forcibly integrate Chicago neighborhoods, both racially and economically, the city is issuing 706 “supervouchers.” 706 lucky welfare families get to live in lavish high dollar luxury apartments. Since the Obama regime is using Federal tax dollars to help pay for it, the money comes from taxpaying Americans all over the nation.

Chicago found that four welfare families have been placed in a brand new luxury high rise, in which a one bedroom cost over $3,000 a month. The four welfare families are getting multi-bedroom dwellings that cost even more.

So instead of putting ten families in traditional project housing, they put one family in a luxury apartment, and tell the other nine families to kiss off! That is the Obama way!

The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.

But that’s not too much for theChicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center.

The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program so that more low-income residents can leave the city’s roughest neighborhoods and start a new life in places with low poverty and crime and close to good schools and jobs.

Yet some landlords say it’s a mistake to use scarce tax dollars to pay ultra-high rents for a fortunate few when more than 15,000 people sit on the CHA’s voucher waiting list.

“This is nuts,” says landlord Tony Rossi, president of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp., who describes himself as a liberal Democrat. “In a situation where you’re dealing with a low-income person, do they really need a 25th-floor apartment with a lake view? It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

The CHA has approved 706 supervouchers since HUD signed off on the higher limits, and the number has jumped in the past two years. The CHA approved 364 in the first half of the year, up from 291 for all of 2013, 44 in 2012 and seven in 2011, according to the authority. Eighty-seven payments exceeded 200 percent of HUD’s fair market rent in the first six months of the year, versus 49 for 2013 overall.

Eleven leases hit the 300 percent cap in the first six months of 2014, up from three for last year, according to the CHA. High-end apartment buildings with the highest voucher payments included 500 N. Lake Shore Drive, Aqua Tower in Lakeshore East and the Streeter in Streeterville.