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If you have called your local civic group as suggested in part two of this series, you may have reached the person whose contact name you were given and asked if they could offer homeowners on your street some guidance as to what to do about the nuisance Section 8 neighbors. That person may have told you to file a complaint with the local housing authority. You should certainly do that, but you should not stop there. Also, don’t be too disappointed if your neighborhood civic group has no program or plan of action concerning Section 8. Most do not, simply because they aren’t aware of viable options or assume their neighborhood is powerless to defend itself against a government mandated (and poorly run) program like Section 8.
|LANCASTER MAYOR REX PARRIS|
1. He hired extra Section 8 compliance investigators, splitting the cost with the county
Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris had some good strategies, but they went terribly awry due to lack of forethought and a failure to be fully informed or respectful of the rights of Section 8 recipients.
*CORRECTION: Mayor Parris was not named in the lawsuit, as erroneously stated in the original version of the above article, but rather, the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. I apologize for the error and it has been corrected.
Part 4: Improved Strategies
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