Why Are Low-Income Housing Projects Are Dirty?

@kodie420 (872)
July 26, 2007 1:18pm CST
I live in a city where there are a number of these geared to income housing projects. Well last year me and the family had some hard times and ended up moving into one of these places. We dont talk to anyone in here because they are all freaks. Now this is my question just because you have to live in a place like this why dirty it up and make yourself look like trash? I can look out my bedroom window and see crap piled in everyones backyard but ours. Also most of the people in these places do nothing but drink and smoke. What I dont understand is when people move into a place like this then they seem to change and start doing as all the others are doing in here. SO why do people let these places get so dirty? Do they not care anymore? Do they fall into a rut? Opinions please?
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@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I grew up and a housing project for aboyut 5 years of my life and I have family that still do. They work come home and do the best for their family. However, there are many people in these places who do not. They lack education, money, and have been ignored by the cities that govern them. They are simply a product of a society who does not care about them. Projects look distinct, they are cheaply built and poorly maintained, all in an effort to save money. This creates a cycle that is fueled the feeling that no one else care about them. They do not care because there is nothing for them to believe in anymore, and I cannot say I blame them. Growing up in the projects, I know that I was able to do whatever I wanted to do, but that was due to my family. My family had strong values and worked very hard. However, that was my family, and I cannot judge the next person by those standards. Some have had it tougher than me, and therefore see the world through different eyes. I appreciate you taking the time to even discuss this, even though I am responding to your post a year later. ( Iam new :)