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Karen


Karen is waiting for a Section 8 inspection to move into a new residence. Unfortunately, in the mean time, she’s staying on the streets. And it’s been three weeks so far. She’s feeling the pain […]

Karen

Karen is waiting for a Section 8 inspection to move into a new residence. Unfortunately, in the mean time, she’s staying on the streets. And it’s been three weeks so far.

She’s feeling the pain and frustration of living amongst drug-users and drug-dealers as she tries to enter into a new phase of her life.

Karen wishes only for some money, peace of mind and getting into her new residence. It’s a shame that we can’t provide solutions for people like Karen who are simply transitioning and trying to make the right choices.

Currently in Los Angeles I’m trying to find help for a homeless single mom with two kids waiting on a Section 8 inspection. It makes no sense that a program to help low income people with housing would not expedite an inspection.

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  • nmartell

    This stories make my spirit cringe …… I've only heard horror stories when it comes to Section 8 – why should anyone have to be subjected to sleeping on the streets and putting themselves in danger because the agency that is suppose to help them doesn't? The problem here is clearly with these agencies. Several years ago I escorted a friend to the Dept of Social Services. I stood there, with over 100 people in the waiting area, and watched the employees chit chat around the water cooler, take cigarette breaks, go down for coffee, and even gather around someone's cubical to order items for a “Popular Plan” catalog!!! Needless to say, after seven hours maybe about a dozen of them were attend to, the others, simply were instructed to come back tomorrow. It's a disgrace. My heart goes out the people in these situations, at this time all I can offer is my prayers. But prayers are powerful! May you all be blessed today and always!

  • Jessica Bathea

    To the man who has created this blog, whose name i cannot recall :/

    I may not know you, but i love you. Don't take that in a way it shouldn't be taken. I would like to contact you. Know you.

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