In addition to saving homes and jobs, authorities are using recovery funds to green their buildings inside and out, to increase services to seniors, and to expand services for residents and neighborhoods.
Free land in New York City? Pretty sweet deal, right? Unfortunately, for Paterson and King, they are practicing one of the most bigoted forms of public policy that has greatly hurt America -- redlining.
The administration's Transforming Rental Assistance initiative does not privatize public housing, but it brings into stark relief the resistance to a robust -- and expensive -- federal role in public housing.