Skip to comments.HUD Floats a Plan Intended to Reduce Reliance on Housing Assistance
Posted on 04/26/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has proposed legislation that could triple rents on the poorest tenants in federally subsidized housing as part of a push to redefine housing assistance as a temporary benefit instead of the permanent source of shelter it has become for millions of poor people.
The legislation, spurred by Mr. Trumps conservative budget director, Mick Mulvaney, and drafted by aides to Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, would also allow local governments to impose work requirements on tenants in public housing deemed fit for work.
The plan would also increase rents for elderly and disabled people after six years, agency officials said.
But the new rules would hit the poorest residents hardest, with minimum monthly rents in public housing developments and for recipients of Section 8 vouchers rising to $150 a month from $50.
The increases would affect about 712,000 families over the next several years, HUD officials said. Rent hikes would gradually be phased in for tenants based on their income and other provisions that could effectively limit the amount of time some tenants would be allowed to remain in government-funded housing.
Continue reading the main story Every year, it takes more money, millions of dollars more, to serve the same number of households, Mr. Carson told reporters Wednesday in a conference call. Its clear from a budget perspective and a human point of view that the current system is unsustainable.
The proposal, geared at streamlining the agency and cutting the deficit, was intended to start the conversation and should not be regarded as final, Mr. Carson said.
Housing advocates and congressional Democrats immediately condemned it. What pretends to be a hand up is really a foot in the back, said Shamus Roller, the executive director of the National Housing Law Project.
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Oh! The humanity!
HUD Floats a Plan Intended to Reduce Reliance on Housing Assistance
Here is THE solution. Won’t cost a thin dime and is Constitutionally sound:
Eliminate the Welfare State. Every shape, matter, form.
Eliminate HUD and reduce the Ag Dept greatly.
Those that ‘need’ charity can rely upon ACTUAL charity of their family/friends/neighbors/church/etc., not property stolen in opposition of A1S8, 5th/9th/10th/13th.
Well, that’s one way to curb the consumption of cigarettes, liquor, drugs, tattoos, weaves, and manicures by Democrat voters.
Able-bodied adults should pay their own rent. Geesh!!!
Yes. And if that can't be accomplished in one blow, it needs to be done piecemeal.
NorDUH O’Donnell almost had a breakdown this morning reporting this, tears of anger were streaming down her face.
Love that Ben fella.
IT’S DR. CARSON YOU ASSHATS!
Yes. And if that can’t be accomplished in one blow, it needs to be done piecemeal.
It MUST be done ‘all at once’. The weed known as ‘govt’ doesn’t stop growing when merely CUT.
Why I give no kudos to the reduction in the regulatory state, or the indiv. mandate...the ROOTS still exist and merely need a change in ‘leadership’ to begin anew.
It is either unlawful\unconstitutional, or it is not. There is no middle-of-the-road.
The Times should promote a policy that if you have 2 or more unoccupied bedrooms in your home or apartment, you have to take in a homeless person or low income person.
Well, it’s a good start.
The FedGov needs to get completely out of it, but this is a good start.
Across a main street from our neighborhood is a neighborhood of condos. It turned black many years ago when the illegal Mexicans started moving into the old black neighborhood. I swear everyone there is on some kind of welfare....and it shows. What used to be a neighborhood of nicely upkept condos where families lived is now a ghetto. The ghetto bird flies overhead at least a few times a week.
Without HUD, welfare, etc. neighborhoods like this would go back to what they used to be....livable for ordinary people.
Post of the day!
“Eliminate the Welfare State. Every shape, matter, form.”
Are you retired and drawing Social Security?
Believe everyone has one tale or another along the same line.
I was LIVING in a complex that went Section8. Wasn’t long before I was moving out w/ all the new (*surprise!) crime...cars vandalized, break-ins, etc.
Now? They’ve opened a ‘fast-pass’ (3 stops between either end) bus line from the same area to the mall....We don’t go to this mall much, if at all, anymore.
Do you equate social security payments for retirees ( not disability) to welfare payments? There is a fundamental difference.
If you can’t pay $150/month for your rent you aren’t really trying.
“Do you equate social security payments for retirees ( not disability) to welfare payments? “
Yes I do, and there is no difference.