It's common for people who live in Williamsport to complain about the crime in this community. What may not be so common is for people here to recognize one of the places this crime occurs in: Low-income housing.
Several apartment buildings in the downtown area house hundreds of people who are retired or who may have some physical condition that brands them as "disabled."
One thing that all these people have in common is that they have low incomes and live in poverty.
I am one of these people, and I have lived in low-income housing here since 1989. One thing I very much dislike about my building is the crime in it. Illegal drugs are used here, and prescription drugs have been given away or sold. I was swindled out of $90 a few years ago by another tenant who was passing off counterfeit money.
More recently, my neighbor's attendant knocked on my door, asked to borrow money, and has refused to pay it back. She still works in the building although the manager knows that she has cheated me and several other tenants out of money!
I could go on, but suffice it to say that not a day goes by that I wish I could live in a better place with people I can trust. That place is not in Williamsport's low-income housing.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom