XII-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

XII-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

Worried About the Rent? It's More Than $7 Million

by: Ed May | publication date: June 20, 1960 | Publication: Buffalo Evening News |

The Erie County Department of Social Welfare has fixed rent ceilings it is willing to pay for welfare recipients. However, because of housing shortages in Negro neighborhoods, exceptions frequently are made. A single caseload may have between 20 and 30 exceptions.

In the twelfth article in his series about New York State's welfare system, Buffalo News reporter Ed May reveals how landlords gouge rent in poor neighborhoods, knowing that more often than not the state's welfare office will be the one paying.

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