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23 Apr

The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued new guidelines for subsidized housing that will prevent illegal immigrants from using subsidized housing. While current rules prevent illegal immigrants from getting housing subsidies, it allows legal immigrants to house illegal immigrants under their subsidy which allows thousands of illegal immigrants to live in subsidized housing. Since housing subsidies increase with the increased size of the housing unit and the unit size is based on the number of occupants, not on the number of legal occupants, a great deal of taxpayer money is going to house illegal immigrants. Subsidized housing currently has a huge backlog of cases because few rental owners will accept rent subsidies. As a result, HUD is only able to take applications a couple days a year which means some families wait years to get on the waiting list. Once they get on the waiting list, it takes a year or more to get housing. This leaves many homeless for years because they can not afford housing on their own. It is not fair to thousands of American citizens to be homeless because housing subsidies are being used to house illegal immigrants who aren’t even supposed to be in the U.S. in the first place. The new rules would force those receiving federal subsidies to restrict residents to those who are here legally or face eviction themselves. It is shameful that the Obama administration not only allowed illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. but to occupy housing intended to house American citizens at taxpayer expense.

 

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