Tag Archives: housing

Housing Assistance Should be for our Residents

(Thank you representative Diehl for weighing in – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today I filed an amendment to the housing bond bill to require Social Security Numbers in order to get housing assistance. This is just common sense.  We have a wait list of people needing assistance.  Like the federal government requires, the state of Massachusetts needs to…

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Good Work If You Can Get It – Methuen / Ayer Edition

While 10’s of 1.000’s of unemployed Massachusetts residents struggle to find work we have yet another example of the public sector being totally out of touch with the reality facing those who fund their operations.  Today’s example is courtesy of the Methuen and Ayer Housing Authorities with a tip of the cap to the Dracut Housing Authority. Today’s Lowell Sun…

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Time to Grow the Economy, Not the Government

The definition of political insanity in 2012 is electing the same people and EXPECTING a different result. Call it a financial crisis or a crash – we are living through the worst collapse since the 1930s. American households have lost a whopping $11 trillion in real estate and savings, including a third of the value of our homes. More than…

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In The News – 02/19/09

GOP Governors to Reject Obama’s Big Spending?
…the governors of Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas have all questioned whether the $787 billion bill signed into law this week will help the economy. http://www.boston.com/news/nat… $8 Billion in Fraud, $31,750 Gift to Obama
Stanford’s political action committee gave $31,750 to President Obama’s campaign, the third biggest donation for the…

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Mass: Home Values Down, Property Taxes Up

Taxes rise, spirits fall as state OKs local rates

Some bills higher despite real estate market slump

By Eric Moskowitz

Globe Staff / December 7, 2008 To the rash of bad news about the state and national economy, add this dispiriting blow: Homeowners across Massachusetts are about to receive higher property tax bills, even as the real estate market sags….…

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