Low Income Housing

I’ve been searching for affordable housing for some time now, as I am living on social security alone. Every government funded housing project that I have looked at is appalling. They are located in ghettos, they are in major disrepair, and the amount of assistance renders them less than 10% under the cost of normal rental units (if that). Add to that the waiting lists that are 1-5 years long to get into one. If you try and get HUD housing, the wait lists are closed, and have been for more than 10 years.

I’m lucky. I was able to find privately funded housing for seniors recently. The building is secure, well built and well maintained. The rent is approximately 30% of one’s income. The wait list is over a year, but I have children to help me.
Now Trump and his cronies are going to take the money away from low income housing. Our homeless situation is going to skyrocket. People who are currently working 40 hours and more a week to be able to afford their ghetto housing will be displaced, and their ability to continue working severely limited.
I truly do not see how taking away health care, public schooling, social security, medicare and medicaid, EPA controls, Planned Parenthood, and affordable housing (to name a few items on the chopping block) are making America great again.  Could someone please explain it?  With actual, intelligent and honest facts, not a repetition of Trumpisms.

Happy Spring!

I haven’t been posting, and it makes me feel awful.  While I’m not letting anyone but myself down, I still feel guilty because I think keeping a blog is a commitment.  I think perhaps my hypothyroidism is what prevents me from accomplishing  as much as I’d like (if it isn’t, it sounds good as an excuse, lol).  Anyway – I’ve put myself on a schedule, as I did in the days when I actually worked and had a life.  I’ve set aside Wednesdays as blog days, so we will see how well I do.  Fingers crossed . . .