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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 1:10:55 to 1:13:25
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Barney Frank

1:10:51 to 1:11:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: they've made some serious progress on that. theris still need for this program. i would like at this point to yield time to the gentleman from massachusetts who is the chairman of the authorizing committee because so great is the need that the authorizing committee has been working on that.

Barney Frank

1:10:55 to 1:13:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

1:11:12 to 1:11:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts. the chair:ow much time was yielded? mr. olver: two minutes. mr. franks: i can say on a bipartisan basis over the years

Barney Frank

1:11:33 to 1:11:53( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: -- mr. frank: i can say on the bipartisan basis over the years, we have had this program. there's a catch-22 here. if program money is spent too rapidly and then spent inefficiently, there is critism. what's happened with hope vi is that in response to some

Barney Frank

1:11:54 to 1:12:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: legitimate criticism, some controls were imposed to slow things down this money ultimately gets spent but gets spent in a way that is less likely to be abused. there's -- it's also the case, there's a you lose either way argument made against public housing. often the criticism is that

Barney Frank

1:12:16 to 1:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: public housing warehouses people in large projects that do not have the capacity to provide a decent living environment. hope vi is an effort to preserve the units, because we do have a shortfall for family public housing in many parts of the country, not in all, but by

Barney Frank

1:12:37 to 1:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: redoing the projects, remove the stigma that's attached. if you get rid of the hope vi ogram, you then abandon the notion that you are going to go to existing public housing and try to make it more livable, less concentrated. that's not an easy thing to do. we have been working on ways to improve that, to bring in other

Barney Frank

1:13:00 to 1:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: services to coordinate how you do it. but somebody shut the program off, -- buto shut the program off, is, i think to say, inappropriately, the residents didn't build it, the society did, it would say, we are abandoning the effort to improve the livability of where

Barney Frank

1:13:22 to 1:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: you are and make them more vulnerable to criticism and build opposition to the notion

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