Thousands Wait in Line for Subsidized Housing Applications

Jim Williams, CBS Chicago, August 14, 2013

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling.


It was a desperate attempt for a home: A line of thousands waited on Sheridan Road, north of Foster and around the corner.

Many, like Crystal Cooper, had been there all night.

“We’ve been here since 8 o’clock last night. We slept in our chairs with our covers,” said Cooper.

They waited for an application for subsidized housing–only an application with no guarantee of an apartment.

Moreover, security guard Hebert Furlow knew only a couple hundred units were available. Slim odds, but he and the others needed help.

“It’s definitely hard to make ends meet,” said Furlow.

At times, some grew impatient and some jumped the line. Cops were called in.


For three days, those long lines were at Sheridan and Foster.



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  • Mr Plankton

    If this would have been a job fair, the lines wouldn’t have been nearly as long.

    • Spartacus

      I wish those were lines to the sterilization clinic…

      • Erasmus

        There’s a thought: Give them preference for subsidized housing if they’re sterilized first.

    • pcmustgo

      Actually they would have. Job fairs around the country are attracting thousands. Thousands apply for each job. 1 million applied for 53,000 Mcdonalds jobs several years back. People don’t make much on minimum wage, so I find this understandable for the poor to do.

    • me

      The article is assuming that these poor people are victims of the poor economy. BS! Even if we were living in a booming economy, the Bantu would still stand in line to get free stuff. To be fair, the Bantu’s low IQ does give him a distinct disadvantage in the job market, but this is what comes of taking the Bantu out of Africa and having him try to live and compete in a complex and technologically advanced country that was created by, and for, Whites. We need segregation. Everyone would be much happier.

  • AngloCelt

    Instead of waiting an obscene amount of time in line for a shot at subsidized housing, why not get in line at a job centre, find employment, save up, apply for a mortgage, purchase property and build up equity? Oh wait, that would require planning for the future, personal responsibility, and taking pride in one’s own achievements, all of which are incompatible with the black mindset.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Dass rayciss! Yo real name muss be Joe’ge Zimmuhmin.

  • bigone4u

    Haha on me. I misread the last word in the headline as “appliances,” not “applications.” I was picturing thousands of blacks forming a line to pick up a free toaster. Actually, since blacks will line up for anything free, my imagination was on target.

    • Puggg

      And those would be the loneliest toasters in the history of toasterdom. They would never be used.

      • AngloCelt

        They’d sell them for crack money with their Obama phones.

  • borogirl54

    I read an article in my local Nashville paper that people who apply for housing assistance would have to apply online. They will not accept paper applications.

  • APaige

    If its free…they will come. When I worked in Chicago it was crowded on the streets when companies were handing out free samples of products. Blacks in suits and dresses would stand in line for a small box of cereal.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    How about a bus ticket to Gary, Indiana where they can purchase a home for $1.


    • exLibtard

      I’d prefer they receive a one-way boat ride back to the motherland.

    • Bobbala

      How do you think the homes became available for $1?

  • pcmustgo

    Why don’t they just do this online now?

    • exLibtard

      The liberals will whine that not everyone has access to the internet and that lack-of-access disproportionately affects people of color.

      • Public libraries have become internet cafes anymore, full of obstreperous “chilluns” and low-rents talking in quarterdeck voices on “sail foams”.

        Of course, most Amerigroids avoid libraries like Superman hates kryptonite.

        • Irishgirl

          And it bugs the hell out of me! I used to love the library.

          • Ella

            So did my kids but they got sick too often from the minority children so I refuse to go.

          • Irishgirl

            Libraries used to be groid-free zones when all they had were books.

  • KenelmDigby

    And the politicians insist that ‘minorities’ will fund social security once whitey has gone.

    • Erasmus

      Even Rand Paul was arguing recently that all those amnestied illegals will be an economic benefit because they’ll pay taxes.

      But, what Paul would have finished saying before he sold his soul for political gain was that the amnestied illegals would pay taxes but still take more from the public coffers than they ever paid in, and so would be a net drain.

  • Herman

    And these blacks plan on moving into white neighborhoods with their housing handouts.
    White people are providing the rope for our own hanging.

  • Ella

    With HUD, they can buy a house over 200K which goes a long way in most States so they have larger homes than us who make mortgage payments without govt aid. Then, these HUD houses become foreclosures with major repairs and sit on our markets for 2 plus yrs.

  • Irishgirl

    “It was a desperate attempt for a home.”

    But they’re not desperate for a job.

    • If this was a desperate attempt for a home, does that mean they don’t like the neighborhoods they have succeeded in ruining? This rather resembles a Biblical plague of locusts that moves on after it has scoured an area.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Well, WHAT marketable skills would most of these people bring to the market??

    Little or NONE. No Apologies.

  • Ella

    Major cities have 5-7 year wait for Section 8 and HUD housing. The govt. employees don’t calculate this in with more illegal immigration adding to the numbers and assume illegals will load up in houses or trailers somewhere.

  • The libraries here in Colorado Springs do not allow oversized backpacks, in order to keep the stinking, filthy, drunk homeless from coughing their multidrug-resistant tuberculosis germs all over everyone when they want to get out of the cold.