For Some, Section 8 is Affordable Housing Nightmare

“I’ve lived in a bunch of Section 8 s***holes,” said Krissy Walker, a native of Chattanooga, who has lived in several Section 8 rental properties in Tennessee and Georgia over the past 12 years.“Broken plumbing, mice, no heat in the winter, no air conditioner in the summer – I’ve dealt with it all,” Walker said.Despite costing U.S. taxpayers $21.1 billion annually, the program seemingly fails to provide safe, quality housing to many Americans who struggle to make ends meet.

“Broken plumbing, mice, no heat in the winter, no air conditioner in the summer – I’ve dealt with it all,” Walker said.Despite costing U.S. taxpayers $21.1 billion annually, the program seemingly fails to provide safe, quality housing to many Americans who struggle to make ends meet.

Section 8 for many is living up to the perception of many of the taxpayers (you and me) that pay for it. It’s supposed to be a leg up instead for many it’s a drag down.

Read the full spill here.–>For Some, Section 8 is Affordable Housing Nightmare – News & Views – EBONY

Working 40 Hours a Week for $77.00

I have always said anyone working full time in this country and living within the means of those wages earned should not have to take on a second job to sustain the basic necessities of everyday life. Those necessities being food, clothing, housing, and when needed, healthcare. There certainly should not be two people working full-time and living out of one of the many shelters across the nation. Continue reading “Working 40 Hours a Week for $77.00”