Automatic Section 8 Vouchers for SSI Recipients
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Automatic Section 8 Vouchers for SSI Recipients

    1. Rachel Russell
    2. Petition by

      Rachel Russell

      Frisco, TX

SSI payments have not kept pace with the cost of basic human needs. In 2008, the national average income of a person with a disability receiving SSI was $668 per month or $8,016 annually – equal to only 18.6 percent of the national median income for a one person household. That level of income was almost 30 percent below the 2008 federal poverty level of $10,400 for an individual.

With incomes at 18.6 percent of median, SSI recipients are one of the lowest-income groups eligible for federal housing assistance.

Public Housing Authorities typically only occasionally open their waiting lists for Section 8 and Public Housing Vouchers, and those waiting lists usually take years.  That leaves most SSI recipients homeless or near homeless, when we should be providing their every basic human need! HUD needs to Coordinate with Social Security to automatically send out Section 8 Vouchers to SSI recipients, so we can ensure that our most vulnerable citizens do not end up homeless, needlessly institutionalized, or dead.  

 http://www.tacinc.org/downloads/Priced%20Out%202008.pdf

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    • Eric Harris PONTIAC, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      I feel the same way I get SSI and its hard trying to pay rent,bills etc

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    • JACKIE SMITH TALLADEGA, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I CANNOT AFFORD RENT I AM PAYING, ABOUT TO BE EVICTED

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    • LaSonya Bass BENTON HARBOR, MI
      • over 2 years ago

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    • Christinia Eala FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a recipient of SSI, I live with my youngest daughter and her young family and pay 1/3 of the rent for a house that is far below standard. And still...without an increase in my benefits for about 3 years now, I can barly keep up with my share of the rent and utilities. Section would be a blessing.

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    • Monica Daniel COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am on SSI but cannot find affordable housing (apartment)

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