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Feds try to eliminate housing for the deaf -- at complex built for hearing-impaired

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  1. diehardgator1
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    This government is completely out of control. They help build a complex for the hearing impaired and and now want to close it down or limit it to only 18 people because it gives preference to the hard of hearing. They helped build it now want to close it down or limit the use of the the deaf to 18 out of 75 or Arizona will lose all of their federal housing aid Boy we have some real bright people running this country


    "Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically -- for the deaf.

    "I think it's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who attempted to negotiate the impasse. "There are a lot of stories of out-of-control regulators, but this just seems to be going to the extreme."

    A 2005 federal study found that the U.S. had virtually no affordable housing for the deaf. So the federal government helped build Apache ASL Trails, a 75-unit apartment building in Tempe, Ariz., designed specifically for the deaf. Ninety-percent of the units are currently occupied by deaf and deaf-blind seniors.

    But now, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says Apache ASL Trails violates civil rights law -- because it shows a preference for the hearing-impaired.


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...r-deaf-at-complex-built-for-hearing-impaired/
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    This is one of the best examples yet of a government that has grown too large. It's various appendages can't coordinate with one another on even the simplest concepts.

    Of course, the US has far exceeded it's charter to consider building such apartments, but that's a whole 'nother debate.
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    Brilliant reasoning, the gubmint is fighting itself with our money, and we will like it or else
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    Makes a lot of sense, like shutting the shelters for the homeless because it discriminates against people who have homes.
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    shhh. don't give em any ideas or they will build a whole department of highly paid, highly educated federal employees to address this inequity too
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    The deaf are not a significant enough voting block.


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