Monday, August 2, 2010
Bradford County Children Go To Foster Homes: Gas Drillers Push Rents Sky High
Boomtown rents go up sky high. Poor people cannot compete and get pushed out so landlords can charge more rent. Gas drillers have the money to pay. This year 6 children have been put in foster care, not because their parents were bad parents, but because their parents could not afford the rising rent costs and were evicted from their homes. They can't find new affordable housing in Bradford County (PA). This is an intolerable by-product of the natural gas industry which will become worse in the years to come if something isn't done about it. We must fund efforts to make affordable housing available to those less fortunate.
Read the whole article here.
MUST OUR CHILDREN SUFFER SO GAS COMPANIES CAN MAKE PROFITS?