Housing and Sequestration

Saturday, March 16, 2013
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We are concerned about the $85 million budget cuts under the sequestration plan and the impact on Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These cuts will impact Section 8 housing, veterans housing, housing for homeless individuals, housing for those who are mentally ill, and the list goes on.

We cannot let this happen to us! We are ready to fight this. Just because we live in Santa Barbara, don’t assume we live in Paradise. We live on very little, and struggle to pay our rent each month. For those in HUD programs, a third of our income goes to rent.

We must protect out most vulnerable people. We will let our Congressional representatives know our minds, and our needs, and we will ask them to be accountable to us, people with disabilities.

Partnering with the Independent Living Resource Center [ILRC], an agency that speaks out for people with disabilities, we will speak for those who cannot, and we will make sure our voice is heard.

Please listen to us. We are the ones for which the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. If there was a need to write a disabilities act, then there obviously is a need to listen to this population!


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Cut oil subsidies. Only the big corporations get them , not the small guys.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 16, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Or cut the subsidies that are going to housing in the million dollar market. The FHA is backing mortgages for a million dollars with 3.5% down. Trillions of federal money is going to keep real estate expensive. Meanwhile poorer cities have tracks of vacant houses going into disrepair.
The whole thing is stupid.

native2sb (anonymous profile)
March 17, 2013 at 11:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's all rigged to benefit the already wealthy.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 18, 2013 at 12:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Remember people, if your not wealthy, your DEAD!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
March 18, 2013 at 6:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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