Because Shaw is what it is, a neighborhood with a history and a present dealing with affordable housing projects, a city that will always have a need for affordable housing. Then there are things that include housing that's waiting around for some HUD financing to move forward... CityMarket at O, I'm looking at you.
My frustration reading the Post articles is not so much the waste, incompetence, and occassional fraud, it's the lanquishing projects. We've got several languishing projects in and near Shaw. And the excuses seem to ring horribly hollow when other projects, conceived of after the languishing ones, are already up running and functional, regardless if HUD was involved or not.