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Section 8 dependency - Stossel

Stossel takes on Section 8 housing with his column "A Man's Home Is His Subsidy." Stossel discusses how this unlimited benefit undermines the desire to work and move off of the system.

In addition to creating dependence, I have seen how Section 8 housing can destroy a community. It's frustrating when people work hard to live somewhere and then they see others move in and start causing chaos.

No, I'm not saying that everyone on Section 8 is destructive. However, the patterns of behavior that made housing projects uninhabitable don't stop just because people move to decent communities.