Ok, my sister pointed me to this Snopes article on this video.
You will have to read the "Claim" "False" to determine where the TRUTH IN THE MIDDLE lies.
Claim: The average income in here is about $13,000 per year, not including welfare, not including Social Security refugee pay, not including Women, Infants and Children."
Now read the False: carefully to see what they deny and what they choose not to address.
False: The $13,000 figure is based on out-of-date 2000 Census data. (Hmmmmm, so what's the up-to-date Census data?) "We do not know of anyone who gets something called 'Social Security refugee pay.'" ( Well, I don't personally know of anyone getting it either, but then I'm just a simple AMERICAN housewife.)
So, if anyone out there can produce the evidence of the TRUTH or LACK OF TRUTH in this video, please do.
I also googled "social security refugee pay" and here's what I came up with.
I just received this email from one of my readers. These are all good questions people should be asking.
"Someone needs to dig in and find out WHO really
financed the project -- Snopes ducks this question
merely by stating that the $ were not from SSA.
10:1 it WAS ALL financed by government funds though,
probably 95% federal from somewhere.
As to income, Snopes again ducks the issue -- if the
average income is even close to 13-15K, HOW are these people living there? What ARE the actual qualification requirements to obtain housing?? IS every one (or most) of those families receiving a Section 8 rent SUBSIDY of $2600+ / mo????
Note a similar thing has happened for years in New York City -- don't want to "hurt" the landlords so they put up homeless in 3-star hotels, and posh downtown real estate rentals, etc., all paid by the state/city (probably all with federal backstopping...)
EVEN IF IT'S NOT ALL ILLEGAL REFUGEES: Snopes of course utterly fails to address/refute: alleged no-cost landlord maintenance of the properties, lawn mowing, etc. the intent of building of the school, etc.
I wonder if the landlord graciously picks up utilities as well (water, electric, gas, etc.) as part of the package???"