Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:59:07
To: City Council
Cc: HHb K Andreah Briarmoon
Subject: 92 unit poverty “projects” high-rise is $206,522 per UNIT.
Janesville WI Rock County
92 unit poverty “projects” high-rise is $206,522 per UNIT.
$19 million dollars for a 92 rental unit high-rise in downtown – could INSTEAD have been a subdivision of 92 new-construction single-family HOMES.
A $206,522 home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full basement, a 2-car attached garage, a large fenced lot, and green terrace with trees.
Would a person rather live in that home OR in a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment high-rise, with no yard, across from the cop shoppe ?
But worse: $14 MILLION of that $19 million was corporate welfare freebee hand-outs.
AND, even worse, for the last 20 years, CDBG (“Community Development Block Grant” $1 million/year) has been used to purchase and demolish 10-12 homes per year in the affordable-housing neighborhoods !!! (“Blight” removal, and “lowered density” OMG) They even illegally outbid investors and landlords to eliminate affordable-housing rental units.
Half these homes were 2-units. SO, OUR money destroyed 200 to 240 homes. That is 300 to 360 affordable rentals, with yards, off-street parking, trees, birds, privacy.
So, this 92-unit projects high-rise only replaces 1/4th to 1/3rd of the destroyed units of affordable housing!!
Epitome of insane government waste and 6-figure bureaucratic job security retention and annual federal waste re-funding strategy. Truly nauseating.
We need our 28 ward stewarts and 280 block captains back!! No more taxation without representation. No more the tail wagging the dog.
Briarmoon Realty Group
of Briarmoon Enterprises