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Housing authority vacancies fill quickly

November 26, 2013

MANSFIELD — The Tioga County Housing Authority’s low income housing units continue to be 98 percent full, with a one bedroom at Park Hill Manor vacant....

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ainger5

Dec-01-13 1:27 AM

full market rate individuals are meeting the "low income" criteria due to the percentage of thier income. they are in the middle of "here nor thier". if thier income fell below a certain percentage they wouldnt qualify for market rate. however, if thier income fell below or above a certain percentage they would qualify for other housing approtunities. housing is an equal approtunity for low income/substadized, fair market rate, and section 8. they have different housing oprotunities based apon income qualifications and certain criterias such as family size. however, what about those who fall below who are subjected to substidized due to circumstances? were do you place these individuals, wether qualifiying for section 8 if the landlords are rasing the rent and it is hard to find a rental property that fits your budget criteria/family size or if thier is not enough housing accupancies avaliable? this is happening all over.

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ainger5

Dec-01-13 1:04 AM

thier not! the ederly, the disabled, and the low income individuals are having a hard time meeting the financial criteria for low income housing as well. if your low income budget does not meet a certain percent you are found to be ineligable. some housing workers are requesting individuals to seek further finances/employment to be eligable. to my understanding i had though that "low income" is what the programs is designed for? but yet, thier are people going homeless due to not meeting the criteria/lack of housing developement. indivudials are loosing thier program due to harboring others(even as temporaty) who are on the waiting lists(such as a friend/relative with a family) that are unable to seek shelter else were. due to the rules/regulations as to how many individuals per age/sex may accupy a room-individuals are loosing thier program due to lack of space accupancy. how are people paying full market rent in a low income housing developement or program???

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MimLogue

Nov-26-13 5:39 PM

SO SAD TO SEE PEOPLE OF LOW INCOME AND MENTALITY IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING, KIDS WITHOUT BEDROOMS SLEEPING ON COUCHES WHEN SOME OF THESE SECTION 8 UNITS ARE FILLED WITH PEOPLE PAYING FULL MARKET RATES,fEDERAL HOUSING IS FOR THE POOR THE SICK AND THE PEOPLE WHO CANNOT WORK BECAUSE OF MENTAL DISABILITIES. THIS IS THE NATURE OF THE BEAST AT LEAST IT IS SUPPOSSED TO BE??? THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE FIRST ON THESE LISTS.

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