That is why as a former public housing resident, I am aggravated with Section 8 households that disrespect the neighborhoods they have moved into. Problem Section 8-ers are a large part of why honest low-income families have to struggle with stigma to this day. The damage these bad apples cause to good neighborhoods turns the public against all of us and that means less dollars going to poor families that truly need and deserve such help.
The good low-income families of northeast Philadelphia and beyond don't like Section 8 troublemakers either. The Philadelphia Housing Authority should do a better job of dropping them from the system so that housing vouchers go only to those who have the sense to respect good neighborhoods.