"Tempe Cesspool for the Arts"

aka "Tempe Center for the Arts"

A cheezy, but legal way to bribe your Tempe City Councilman or Councilwoman

  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.


Source

Waiting list opens for Tempe's Section 8 program

by Dianna M. Nez - Apr. 15, 2011 04:34 PM

The Republic/azcentral.com

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.

 


Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Cesspool for the Arts