A great way for politicians to get votes and have us taxpayers pay for the votes.
Give somebody a nice home at nearly free rent and they will vote to reelect you for
as long as they are alive!
A number of cities besides Tempe offer almost free rent to residents of their cities. I suspect it is a wonderful tool for the city council members to get reelected and get us taxpayers to foot the bill.
I suspect the founders knew that over time politicians would do this and that is why the passed the Second Amendment.
Screw this good government stuff! Think of this a a cheezy way to legally bribe your Tempe rulers and get free rent out of the deal.
Rememember vote for Hugh Hallman, Joel Navarro, Robin Arredondo-Savage, Robin Savage, Robin Arredondo, Shana Ellis, Mark Mitchell, Onnie Shekerjian and Corey Woods and you can get some free rent out of the deal.
Waiting list opens for Tempe's Section 8 program
by Dianna M. Náñez - Apr. 15, 2011 04:34 PM
The Section 8 program waiting list opened Monday with 1,811 pre-applications completed online the first day. The pre-application online process is aimed at preventing long lines. The program provides rent subsidies for qualifying low-income residents.
Residents who do not have Internet access may use computers for free at Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road.
Those who fill out the pre-application will be sent an e-mail so that they can check their status online at www.waitlistcheck.com.
The waiting list will remain open until 5 p.m. May 11.
What: The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides rent subsidies for eligible low-income families.
Depending on a unit's rent, families pay about 30 percent of their adjusted gross income.
Who: Preference is given to residents who are:
Extremely low-income families who are at or below 30 percent of the area median income. That would be $14,000 for one person; $16,000 for a family of two; $18,000 for a family of three; $20,000 for a family of four; and $21,600 for a family of five.
Involuntarily displaced by federal or local government action; homeless in Tempe; reside in Tempe; or who work in Tempe (exceptions are made to the working preference for residents who are age 62 or older or who have disabilities and live in Tempe).
Making a difference: Mona Dixon's family was homeless before the Section 8 program. Dixon was a teen when her family qualified for the program. She now attends the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. The stability of a home helped Dixon focus on her studies. She received $87,000 in college scholarships. She was named the Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year in 2010 and met President Barack Obama.
Watch a video featuring Dixon at www.youtube.com/watch?v= 9RdqBozw6-I .
Information: Section 8 program information is on Tempe's website at www.tempe.gov/housing or call the Housing Services office at 480-350-8950. Information in Spanish is available.
People with special needs for assistance in translation or who are disabled and need accommodation can call 480-350-8950 or TDD at 480-350-8913.
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