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textPublic housing authorities still under threat as government shutdown ends by Lynda Carson
According to the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), "SHA’s services have continued throughout this last shutdown. If the government shuts down again on February 16, SHA and other public housing authorities will still have federal funding through February. In addition, SHA has the ability to continue funding expenses through March regardless of whether the government shuts down again in February."...
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:35AM
textSign Letter Demanding an End to Shutdown and Resumed Funding for Affordable Housing by Posted By Lynda Carson
Sign onto National Letter Demanding Congress and the White House Reopen the Government and Fund Affordable Housing Programs!...
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45AM
textThe Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society by Heinz Steinert and Davut Col
We are living in one of the richest societies in the world. Inconceivable sums were given out without hesitation when the banks were bailed out from bankruptcy. The rich triumph and despise others as losers. Corporations and the rich must desist from their selfishness and accept their responsibility again for society....
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32AM
textSection 8 landlords may not evict Section 8 tenants if PHA fails to pay landlord by Lynda Carson
Section 8 Landlords May Not Evict Section 8 Tenants (Housing Choice Voucher Program Tenants) If A Public Housing Authority Fails To Make The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) To Landlord!...
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15PM
textTrump’s government shutdown & Jan. 15 notice from HUD to Public Housing Authorities by Lynda Carson
Section 8 voucher tenants (Housing Choice Voucher program tenants) and public housing tenants across the nation are being terrorized by fears of what will happen if they face major rent increases, or eviction if the government shutdown continues....
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:06PM
textLandlord, Annette Cowen, threatens USDA Section 515 renters with higher rents and eviction by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, Annette Cowen, a property manager of Lindenwood Apartments, in Alma, Arkansas, and the Hawthorne Apartments, in Prescott, Arkansas, has threatened the renters in a USDA, Section 515 housing program with higher rents, and eviction, because of Trump's government shutdown!...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:03AM
textPublic Housing Authorities urge their clients to tell Congress to end government shutdown by Lynda Carson
There appears to be some confusion regarding HUD funding to the Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). Some PHAs believe that HUD will fund the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program) through February, other PHAs are not certain if they will receive funding from HUD for February!...
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09PM
textBay Area Section 8 Project-Based housing affected by Trump’s government shutdown by Lynda Carson
Section 8 Project-Based projects in the Bay Area provide subsidized housing for low-income renters, the elderly, and disabled. The projects are subsidized by HUD, and the federal government....
Posted: Wed Jan 9, 2019 9:39PM
textSocial Security retirees are being excluded from affordable housing projects by Lynda Carson
According to the Social Security Administration, the average social security income for retirees during 2018 was $1,422 per month or $17,064 annually. The average social security income for retirees is currently only $1,461 per month for 2019, or $17,532 annually. Unfortunately, for many social security retirees, their income is not high enough to move into many so-called affordable housing projects in the Bay Area!...
Posted: Fri Jan 4, 2019 6:47AM
textFunding is available for Section 8 program and public housing programs in January by Lynda Carson
In an update from PHADA, they wish to let the public know that despite the government shutdown, funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and public housing will be available during the month of January....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 3:58AM
textEBALDC deprives renters of their heat at Effie’s House in Oakland by Lynda Carson
EBALDC stooped to a new low recently by blaming a poor fellow in a wheelchair in apartment #1 for the lack of heat at Effie's House!...
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:02AM
textPublic Housing Authorities May Delay Payments To Section 8 Landlords In January by Lynda Carson
In HUD’s contingency plan it mentions that the ‘Housing Choice Voucher Program’ (Section 8 voucher program) is funded on a calendar year basis, and that the monthly payments for November and December of 2018 are scheduled to be made timely. However, the contingency plan does not clearly state where the funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program) will come from for January of 2019, or beyond, if the federal government shutdown is still on-going during January 201...
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04PM
textMore Benches Coming To 16th/Mission BART Plaza? by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
Will BART install additional benches at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza? Yes, according to BART Director Bevan Dufty, quoted by Mission Local....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:51AM
textMillions of low-income renters are threatened by Trump's government shutdown by Lynda Carson
In a brief statement posted on their website with the Alameda County Housing Authority, it says: “The Alameda County Housing Authority will remain open and anticipates business to continue as usual for Section 8 participants and landlords, as well as our residents, staff and community partners in the event of a partial government shutdown.”...
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:21AM
textTrump Administration moves to restrict food stamp access for the poor by Lynda Carson
Yesterday President Trump signed an $867 billion United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm bill. Ironically, yesterday the USDA simultaneously announced that it would unilaterally seek stricter work requirement rules for hundreds of thousands of poor people receiving food stamp assistance through the SNAP program!...
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:57AM
textJubilee USA Urges Congress to Pass Puerto Rico Aid and Debt Relief Protections by Kate Zeller
"Before Congress goes on recess, Congress must approve funding so that poor kids, the elderly, disabled and the most vulnerable can access food in Puerto Rico," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte....
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:12AM
textHomelessness has increased while President Trump has been in office by Lynda Carson
Memorials for the houseless/homeless who died or have been killed on the cold hearted streets in our communities are presently taking place across the nation!...
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:39PM
textPublic housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
textIs Housing a Human Right? by Keanu Thompson
With the current housing crisis in the Bay Area, there is a question of responsibility for those displaced by gentrification. Housing inequities can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century and the effects can be seen today....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09PM
textCaravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM