July 13th, 2011 By | News | Posted In: Public Policy, County Commission, Republicans, Poverty

GOP to Discuss 'Section 8'


Amid the recent controversy about possibly adding more publicly subsidized housing for the poor in Green Township, local Republicans will hold a special forum tonight to discuss methods for blocking the expansion.

The Hamilton County Republican Party is hosting a forum entitled, “The Plan to Expand Further into the Suburbs” at 7 p.m. in Delhi Township. Unspecified elected officials from Hamilton County and Green and Delhi townships are scheduled to attend the session and answer questions from attendees, according to the notice distributed by GOP leaders.

The event, paid for by the party, will be held at The Farm in Delhi, a local buffet-style restaurant. It is located at 239 Anderson Ferry Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dining begins at 6 p.m. The discussion about publicly subsidized housing starts at 7 p.m.

The forum's agenda includes a section entitled, “What can be done?” It lists three options: a legal challenge, reject federal funding and citizen activity.

Green Township trustees recently voted to opt out of a countywide pact with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development that called for adding 41 low-income housing units to the township. If that had happened, it would’ve meant 1.8 percent of the township's housing stock was designated for low-income people.

Many of Hamilton County's Republican officials, including Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou, live in Green Township.

07.13.2011 at 02:10 Reply
CityBeat, please say you are covering this event. I would love to be a fly on the wall for this nonsense.


07.27.2011 at 07:21 Reply
This would be a perfect issue for the GOP locally, it has fear, rascism etc - But their interest doesn't go beyond manipulating the issue of public housing for votes.


08.01.2011 at 09:17 Reply
It is just like the republican party from, congress to the states to city and county governments . to cut .block and get rid of programs that completely effect the poorest among us, Why don't they just come out and say "Kill Poor People"