Mitigating The Black Issue

Dyer blueCheckedMany problematic issues facing the Black community could be mitigated if the average household income was a little higher. The average monthly rent payment in Orlando is out of reach for minimum wage workers.

The low income populations sometimes have to decide whether to make a partial payment on rent so that they will have enough money to catch the bus to a minimum wage job or delay rent for two weeks, so that they can buy groceries. Too often, this is a fact of life when living near the Mickey Mouse tourist world.

Mayor Dyer and Mayor Demings are aware of homelessness and other dire consequences facing the underemployed, yet they and others continue to promote a flawed project that does nothing for this population. They provide no hope that things will get better. They don’t even have a plan.

The issue is 'low income,' as stated in the Housing for All Initiative. Mayor Dyer, Mayor Demings, Representative Anna V. Eskamani, County Housing specialist Dr. Tiffany Manuel and the City of Orlando Housing specialist seems to want to avoid talking about the major cause that drives the need for affordable housing. They will down play the issue and go into a hyperbole rant that means nothing.

Rep. Anna Eskamani came to Buddy Dyer’s rescue by blocking a question that I asked of a City of Orlando housing specialist. Now Mayor Dyer and Mayor Demings are not supporting Eskamani, leaving her to fend for herself.

Buddy Dyer must go. Jerry Demings must come to terms with the fact that he supports a very flawed and ineffective housing plan and Eskamani needs to figure out whom she works for.