The planned move of 244 households in Baker Heights is disturbing (“Despite support, Everett housing tenants face uncertainty,” The Herald, July 3). The Everett House Authority is offering up Section 8 vouchers and will pay for moving expenses to those that can find a new home. What about the ones who can’t? Where do they go?
How much will moving expenses be say, if one has to move to Lynnwood or Bellingham or beyond. It sounds like the Section 8 vouches are not accepted around here widely according one gentleman in the story. He said he’s been searching form Skagit to Pierce County and had no luck.
The Housing Authority will make a huge amount of money in the sale, and then again on the 60 more homes its planning to build on the south side on their property. Sixty more homes in that neighborhood? It is after all, all about the money. Its cruel to uproot all those people. I wonder if given the chance some of those people would do the work themselves on those units just to be able to stay put.
Just like I think the building for low-barrier housing should be built with help from the homeless that will eventually live there.