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  •  So Glad For You Horace♥ (16+ / 0-)

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    I want to tell you about HUD Housing Choice Vouchers Horace.

    What they do is, pay a percentage of about 80,90 percent on the rental cost of an apartment or house, anywhere. Maybe even where you will be living. Call and ask.

    Anyplace, not only just in subsidized housing.

    It works similar to how subsidized housing does.

    I'm in privately owned subsidized housing. My rent would be $750 a month for a 750 sq ft duplex. I pay $90 a month rent. (HUD, the gov't pays the rest).

    It's good to be on the list.

    You just have to reply to their occasional inquiry about if you want to stay on the list. If you're already on the list. Make sure you contact them and give them your change of address. It's very important that they can contact you by mail.

    I called the Housing Voucher assistance number and was told that it takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 yrs for a persons name to get to the top of the list. The woman said it all depends on where a person lives. What town, city etc. I would say at least a couple of years. But then you can live anywhere in the chosen area.

    Get on the list Horace, The eventually they'll pay 90% of your rent. Anywhere, there, a private house, etc.

    What are housing choice vouchers?

    Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

    The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

    Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook

    When I say get on the housing Voucher's list. Voice of experience here. (My next door neighbors are so noisy all night and all day.

    Dig this, One elderly lady, rented the apt and moved her entire family of 4 more in with her.

    HUD doesn't allow this. First of all too many people for 750 sq ft. But HUD also doesn't do anything.

    The daughter is probably on the list to get in subsidized housing.

    Now the elderly lady has gone to live with her sister, but left the mid fifties yr old daughter,

    daughter's boyfriend,

    daughter's 27 is yr old son and

    son's girlfriend.

    None of them pay extra rent.

    HUD rules say each person has to pay $100 a month. But I know their not tenants, because, No one has a key except daughter.

    So everyone else rings the doorbell all night to get in. ie 12am, 1am, 2am, 4am, 5am, 6 am. Time varies, but three times a night.

    Then they start taking showers, banging the doors, cooking. Then her relatives and friends start coming over about 7am and they yell in the hall, bang doors for another four hours.

    Only time it's a little quiet is afternoons. One day this woman slammed the door over 30 times in four hours. Eventually she ran out of strength. Crazy!

    I've been shocked awake *sound comes right through the shared wall into my bedroom five feet away.
    I haven't gotten any REM sleep in over three years.

    Deprivation of rem sleep is torture.

    I asked her not to do that several times and she just starts an argument. Says it's not her. I want to refer her to that old movie Gaslight.

    Get on the Housing Voucher List Horace.

    (I was on it, would be 8 yrs now. But I've moved a couple of times in the past five years so didn't think I had the strength to move again. And got off the list. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb. The Housing Voucher program sends a letter every once in a while and asks if you want to stay on the program. I checked no).

    This is for anyone who needs help with affordable housing.

    There Is A Waiting List For HUD Programs, But if you never put your name on the lists, your name can't move to the top of the them.
    HUD

    Subsidized Housing HUD Department of Housing & Urban Development How To Get Into HUD Housing

    HUD's Mission; is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. This page allows you to select a list of agencies for each state below. You may search more specifically for a reverse mortgage counselor or if you are facing foreclosure, search for a foreclosure avoidance counselor.

    ♥♥♥ All the Best Horace.

    I've been having connectivity problems too, for about the last two weeks.

    My computer works really good. So, being a total computer illiterate, I'm guessing it's the weather.

    Terrible weather. A lot of upper and lower atmospheric disturbance.

    Affects the satellite's, the servers, land lines,etc.

    In The White Mountains of  NE, they got over 55 inches of snow this winter. Almost as tall as me. It's been a sheet of ice. But the ski resorts are doing well at least.

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 06:48:56 PM PST

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