I'll just post this article from the Saturday, 2011-05-14 edition of the Washington Post and see where the discussion goes.
Over my lifetime, I have seen very little long-term positive in the properties that HUD has touched - and all at a staggering cost of public treasure and decay of urbanized places. Should we be getting government out of housing subsidies of all kinds and at all levels? Some levels (perhaps keep elderly and handicapped housing subsidies and/or the mortgage interest deduction)? At all? Etc?
(Thanks for moving this, I wasn't sure whether to start this thread here or in the FAC. MGK)