Niagara Gazette

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February 25, 2013

HIGGS: Community questions and answers

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Niagara Gazette — Members of Landlord Association in audience brought into question the amount of money spent on social services that import the disadvantaged here to take advantage of free services.

“Instead of being in business of poverty, Niagara Falls needs to strive for prosperity.” They questioned the failure of the use of rent assistance through the Department of Social Services voucher system. Some audience members stated if rent is vouchered, landlord should be required to keep the property up to standards.

I hope you agree that these annual meetings of the minds are important and appreciate that we have shared what we learned with you.

Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.

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