Skip to comments.Seattle Welfare Recipient lives in Million Dollar Home
Posted on 12/03/2011 6:57:25 PM PST by MamaDearest
SEATTLE -- She lives in a beautiful waterfront home on Seattles Lake Washington. Yet, she's on welfare assistance.
This week federal agents moved in to put a stop to it. They raided her south Lake Washington home armed with a search warrant.
KING 5 News is not naming the woman or her husband because they have not been criminally charged.
Search warrant documents unsealed Friday in federal court reveal that she received more than $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus monthly cash from the federal and state government for a disability, as well as food stamps.
Property records show the woman lives in a 2,500 square-foot home, with gardens and a boat dock, that is valued at $1.2 million.
Records show she has received welfare benefits while living in the plush home since 2003. Records also show she truthfully provided her address when she applied for benefits.
How could the government allow housing subsidy dollars to someone who openly lives in one of Seattles most desirable neighborhoods?
A federal official spoke to KING 5 News on condition of anonymity. He says the housing voucher program provides coupons that help low-income people pay their rent. He says it allows people to get out of housing projects and move into the place of their choosing. However, he says a flaw is that the program doesnt analyze where people are living, even if it is at a ritzy address that should raise a red flag.
Court records show the couple gave money to charities and traveled around the world to exotic places like Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico.
Taxes should NOT be raised on anyone, rich or otherwise, until government quits wasting our tax money through bogus spending, wasteful social programs, and extremely poor accountability.
Who cares? It’s Obama’s Stash ... not like it’s our money / Sarcasm!!!!!
Wanna put the brakes on this kind of thing?
(document presented in language of applicant).....Public Assistance Implementation and Usage Contract.
This contract, entered into on (date) and expiring on (18 months from implementation date) by the (state agency) and applicant(s) listed herein (must submit names of applicant and children born to her via birth records),allows for the provision of food,housing allowance,child care and education for the purposes of job placement during the contract period,and is understood by all parties concerned that the provision of aforementioned assistance is on a one-time basis,not to be repeated or reinstated at any time for any reason between the applicant(s) and the agency named herein,and is for the aforementioned time period only,and can only be implemented following presentation of documents proving legal citizenship status and a drug screening process,both of which are to be conducted by the agency.
Once legal citizenship status and drug screen results are known by the agency and the applicant and found to be favorable,this contract can then be implemented.The following covenants hereby apply and are agreed upon by both the named agency herein and the applicant(s) seeking assistance (failure of any one of these covenants will be considered a contract breach on the part of the applicant,and will result in immediate termination of the contract;assistance will be terminated immediately and can never be reinstated at any time in the future for any reason:
Applicant MUST disclose the name(s) of the absent parent of applicant’s child/children so that an attempt to obtain monetary support for those children can be made through DNA analysis. Failure to disclose the absent parent’s name will result in automatic immediate cessation of benefits.
applicant will submit to random home visits which will be unannounced and will occur during the 5-day work week,normally during the early afternoon hours;
applicant will submit to random drug testing as directed by the agency;
applicant must not conceive,adopt (formally or informally,including family members,immediate or extended) marry or cohabitate during the contract period;
applicant must attend a one-year vocational program via a voucher provided by the agency;applicant must attend each class ( two absences will be allowed during the contract period and a doctor’s note must be submitted upon returning to class for each absence) and a transportation voucher will be provided by the agency for transportation during class hours;child care will be provided by the agency during class hours only.
Once applicant graduates from vocational training, a two-month job-placement period will commence,with child care provided by the agency; Upon applicant’s employment,there will be an additional 4 months of ongoing assistance to allow applicant enough time to establish themselves in their occupation and to make child-care arrangements for after the contract period.
Once this contract has reached its expiration date,the assistance provided,all provisions and covenants and financial considerations as well,will cease and terminate permanently.The applicant is barred from any and all future assistance.
I,________________ hereby agree to adhere to all covenants,rules,etc of this contract. I realize and fully understand that I am bound by this contract in order to receive assistance in any form,and that any violation or breach will result in my not receiving any form of assistance any further. I agree further that this contract was fully explained to me by the agency caseworker and that I will fully comply. (sign & date here)____________________________
Agency hereby agrees to and will implement to the best of its ability and obligations,all covenants of this contract.
(agency sign & date)_______________________
She probably wasn’t even breaking any rules... lol. Plus if you won a million bucks in the lottery, its not considered ‘income’ and you can still get food stamps and stuff.
A 99 percenter grabs onto the “american dream”. LOL! Woo! Hoo! Suckers!!! And I can say, that it is only going to get worse. Believe me.
Bet she drives a late model luxury car too. $1200 a month welfare can buy a pretty nice ride.
CLose enough to hobnob with Bill Gates on the estate. What the state giveth the state taketh away. Hope she had her fun but the stolen dream ends here. Pay it back now.
Just the tip of the entitlement iceberg. Multiply this story by a couple million more welfare cheats at least and you start to get the picture why our country is sinking fast.
that’s a nice address, Lake washington
people have no shame anymore
Liberal Seattle, like Portland and San Francisco. If fraud was eliminated from federal give-aways programs, it's likely multiple billions would be recovered, no new taxes required.
Snip: Seattle city - Obama 84.67% McCain 13.87%
Registered Democrat, no doubt.
Mrs. Van Jones?
So she got to live there rent free?
No surprise to me...
Combined incomes (with none of the democrat "marriage stigma") give some of these "social program recipients" a very good life indeed.
One of ‘Holder’s people’?
Scamming government is a big BIG industry. When the whole nation sees graft, corruption, embezzlement and crony capitalism pervade the system from top to bottom, the temptations are hard to resist.
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