About a year ago, a Section 8 person was allowed to move into what used to be a nice, little community. Since then, a marriage has broken up, a former alcoholic has started to re-use, neighbors are saddled with feeding, clothing and cleaning her 3-year old (Whom she puts out into the yard like an animal.) I, personally, had to threaten this person with police action if she didn't keep her drunken self off my porch, with her fifth of gin.
Recent home-improvements took place in our little enclave, and the horror stories came in in droves! One worker was bitten by her 3-year old. Another tried to control the child and was told to "F" off by that same child. One man was used like a jungle-gym as this kid was trying to hang on to his back pockets and swing. The mom reportedly exposed herself to 3 or 4 other workers. When I asked if they'd reported this to anyone, they all said they just wanted to finish the job and leave!
Other neighbors grouse and complain - TO ME! When I asked assistance in contacting the proper authorities to right this wrong, everyone stuck their heads in the sand.
Crack is a regular visitor to this slob's apartment. The now-finished marriage is such because the husband had a prior drug problem, and fell right back into it - with HIM footing the bill. Laid off from his job, he was spending all he had to smoke with the slob.
I've contacted FIVE different government agencies - from HUD, to CYS, to the County itself - not a single reply. My landlord isn't particularly interested either.
Just as soon as I can afford it, I'm leaving. I'm tired of fighting for my home with no support from my fellow-sufferers. This is no longer my home - it's hers.
Almost forgot to add: She can light a pipe, crack a beer, pop a pill, and ambulate to and from her second-story, subsidised apartment, but she 'can't' get a job and support her filthy self and even filthier kids