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Kiryas Joel, Monroe NY - Herald Record Editorial Questions KJ Housing As Discrimination.

Published on: July 1, 2007 06:25 PM
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Kiryas Joel, Monroe NY - An article June 18 indicated and to some degree celebrated the fact that although a slump may exist within the general housing market, it does not in Kiryas Joel.

Some time ago, local constituents from New York City and Westchester were interested in moving to and qualified for subsidized housing. The individuals qualified for both affordable housing subsidies and for Section 8 housing. Next, they inquired as to the areas where they may seek the sort of housing they deemed qualified for from the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the state Housing Finance Agency.

The agencies furnished a comprehensive statewide list of housing developments already built and in the process of being developed in which the person would qualify. Within Orange County, several developments funded by state government, whether from the state Housing Finance Agency or others, from and with taxpayers’ money, were in Kiryas Joel.

The persons decided to explore the area and inquire as to the application process. They noticed that not all the signs on the construction sites of subsidized housing in Kiryas Joel were written in English. This made it very difficult for a person unable to read the sign to be properly informed and apply. read the full editorial in record here 

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 Jul 04, 2007 at 02:26 AM biGwheeel Says:

The "Times Herald Record", a "friend" of the people of Kiryas
Yoel of long standing, fails to realize that if the signs were posted in English, more than 50% of the local inhabitants would not be able to read them. That would really be considered discrimination.

p.s.: Nein, ich bin nisht kan Aharoyni.


 Jul 03, 2007 at 07:01 PM roe Says:

annoymous, you are really, really, really, really, dum to think KJ development are all private poor you, are in in the 5th grade or what. Look up the facts!


 Jul 03, 2007 at 06:59 PM roe Says:

Times Herald Record erroneously misprinted the article. It was suppose to read quote "Not" in english. They ommitted the word "Not" hello read between the lines here. roe


 Jul 02, 2007 at 06:25 PM Anonymous Says:

And the "Times Herald Record" spends the editorial for someone that is looking for a project that doesn't even exist?


 Jul 02, 2007 at 03:43 PM Anonymous Says:

All developements that are currently being built in KJ are PRIVATE developement's and not low Income housing so this guy is full of BS.


 Jul 02, 2007 at 08:57 AM dave Says:

Hey, anon 12:04 read the article. He says some signs were NOT written in English.


 Jul 02, 2007 at 12:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Can anybody explain which language this guy speaks? In which language should the signs be if not in English? Isn’t this America were we all speak English? Even he speaks a different language why is this called discrimination if the signs are in English???????????? Maybe put up signs in all 70 languages?


 Jul 01, 2007 at 07:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Oh but when the signs are all in spanish, that's okay.


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