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Housing agency lauds self-sufficiency

March 1, 2013

Two people were recognized Thursday by the Lycoming County Housing Authority for completing the Family Self-Sufficiency Program that brings with it a monetary reward....

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Mar-24-13 12:52 AM

Good story – but there’s several other benefits that people who receive Government Benefits like Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, Section 8 Public Housing Assistance, TANF and others. Another program is Lifeline where people can qualify for a FREE cell phone and up to 250 minutes of monthly service.

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Mar-01-13 2:04 PM

Constructive social programs give people a hand up - not a hand out.

Now, if we could only find a way to help the hundreds of other people in our community who need a hand up.

My concern is: Who is really making out better; the tenants in the program . . . the salaried employees who run the program, . . . or the landlords who can assess higher rental rates based upon the tenants’ rising income ?

Who is it, that is really “going to the bank?”

Just saying.

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Mar-01-13 8:05 AM

I like the idea of working toward getting people into self sufficiency. This sounds good, but newspaper stories don't always tell the whole story. But on the surface, this looks good! A step in the right direction and congrats to these ladies!

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