Yes, the Towers are subsidized apartment building for people with disabilities and the elderly. Since the parking lot was full of cars from people that are out for a night of entertainment, there is no parking for visitors coming to the towers. In the long run the residents will be the one that will stuffer, because people will be more hesitant to come see them due to the cost of parking, or the fear of being towed.
The other concern that has risen due to this new parking restriction is that any one in the building who has a personal care assistant could loose their help. Now the PCA has pay to park, or be towed and this might be half of their paycheck. Most people know that PCAs get pay next to nothing and now they will be talking home even less due to pay parking. Surely this will impact the quality of care being provided, why pay a towing bill that is more than one’s paycheck. I think the different agencies need to get involve to not only protect their clients, but also their employees!
Getting backing to the night we took our friend home, just because the residents of Virginia Towers get a break on rent does not mean they have no rights to parking. If this was happening at any other complex, the residents would be outrage. On my way home, I was sadden to see people are putting the opportunity to make extra income over the well being of people.