Nagin would ‘support’ requiring able-bodied public housing residents to work

Via the Baltimore Sun (emphasis added):

Mayor Ray Nagin has urged the federal government to move cautiously in restoring public housing, saying he does not want to settle for having the projects – many of them crime-ridden and in poor condition – restored to pre-Katrina conditions.

Nagin said yesterday that he would support requiring public housing residents to work if they are physically able to.

Apparently, his support for such a requirement is a recent development.

That decision is up to local officials, and the Housing Authority of New Orleans, which handles day-to-day management of the projects, does not require residents to work.

What else to say to that but “wow!”?


Hat tip: La Shawn Barber


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