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Readers sound off on not qualifying for housing assistance, Trump's racist tweets, and smoking


Added 07-18-19 03:13:02am EST - “Bronx: I applied for NYCHA over 10 years ago. I finally got a response and I was told that I was denied because, apparently, I make "too much money." All while not being able to afford other apartments.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Readers sound off on not qualifying for housing assistance, Trump’s racist tweets, and smoking”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Bronx: I applied for NYCHA over 10 years ago. I finally got a response and I was told that I was denied because, apparently, I make “too much money.” All while not being able to afford other apartments.

I, a person who is working hard to find an affordable place to live, am rejected at every turn. Be it my credit score, or that I make too much, or too little. And when I do find something that I qualify for, I have to come up with an astronomical amount of money and it becomes out of my reach, despite my ability to afford the monthly rent.

I was not denied NYCHA because of a criminal background or my inability to pay the rent. I was denied because I can pay it and very well might be an upstanding resident! I make $48k a year, and, because I am a single woman with no kids, that is seen as a lot of money. Unfortunately, pre-tax income is what is evaluated. I take home much less than that. Not to mention the cost of living.

It seems like no one is concerned about the people who fall in the middle. I went out of my way to work hard, to wait to have kids, to stay out of jail, just to be told I am not even worth having a place to live that I can afford. I told myself that I would not cry while writing this email but it hurts. I just want to have a home! Working people without kids deserve assistance too. Precious Jones

San Francisco: If you are a person, any person, who: says racist things, does racist things and defends racist things, then you are a racist. Trump’s racism has now been laid bare for all the world to see. He justifies it by saying that “many people” agree with him. “Many people” agreed with Hitler. “Many people” agreed with Stalin. Wrong is wrong no matter how many people agree with it. I believe that many more people disagree with him. I guess we will find out soon enough. Jimmy Layton

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