The question is who got it and if they happen to be related to the person approving it, because odds are they are.
The article doesn't address the idea of a corrupt process at all. Who knows, maybe it is but there's no reason to jump to that based on the article. If you wanted to talk about corruption in the CHA voucher program, you should have found an article about that.
I'm not all that familiar with Chicago housing or CHA policy, but from the article it didn't sound like putting up one family in a high-rise meant 5 other families had to live in the gutters.
Well, there's a finite amount of money in the pot and the article mentions a long list of people waiting to receive vouchers. So a person getting $2,500 or $3,000 in assistance probably is slowing that process down a little.
I don't think this is an efficient usage of assistance funds, and having small numbers getting significantly higher housing payments is a highly corruptible position.
I agree with that. I think the idea of allowing for the vouchers to help mix the population is fine but it sounds as though they used to be capped at 150% median rent and now they're at 300%. 150% seems reasonable to me. Edited, Jul 29th 2014 8:32am by Jophiel