So, here is what I know. Corey gave an interview, early this morning, on WMAL. The focus was on the 1.5 million dollar grant to create affordable housing. So Corey, maybe thinking this was Obama stimulus money, spoke, clearly, before he truly understood the question, therefore prohibiting a thoughtful and knowledgeable answer.
Back in the Bush era, Housing and Urban Development was handing out money to blighted neighborhoods, i.e., The Neighborhood Stabilizaton Fund. Prince William County recieved approximately 5 million dollars to help infuse some new life into some communities that were in dire need. Fast forward to today, apparently there was still some money left in this fund. The federal govt. hands over money to States, the State of VA gets 1.5 million.
This is where Corey loses his fact compass because during this interview on WMAL, he keeps talking about how government shouldn’t be in ” the business of being a landlord.” First of all, the Prince William County government wrote a letter supporting/endorsing that this grant money be given to Catholics for Housing, a nonprofit organization, NOT a government entity, who have an excellent track record of fiscal responsiblity and success in putting public servants into affordable housing. Second, this government is absolutely in the business of being landlords, go to any base and you will find a myriad of government housing that our soldiers live and raise their families in.