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Most renters won't receive
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Posted By: voxpopuli, 3/20/2020 1:41:02 PM

Most Americans who rent their home, many of whom have lost their jobs in the sudden economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak, will not be eligible for eviction protections, despite what President Donald Trump said this week. (SNIP) "That's the problem with (HUD's proposal). It only impacts a very small amount of people. We need big-scale solutions," said Andrea Shapiro of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, a New York-based housing advocacy organization.


nothing, NOTHING, PDJT ever does is right.. and there are people that think you can cross the aisle and work with these anti-AMERICANS??

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Reply 1 - Posted by: OldBuffalo 3/20/2020 1:46:52 PM (No. 352261)
If it's from "Associated Press - Staff", just ignore it. You can figure its anti-Trump, Fake News.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: gymnast 3/20/2020 1:47:41 PM (No. 352263)
Looks like typical AP "scary" BS.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 3/20/2020 1:51:15 PM (No. 352271)
Nothing preventing the states themselves from addressing their renters. I live in an are with 1k average monthly rents. Should I subsidise 4k monthly rents?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog 3/20/2020 1:59:27 PM (No. 352282)
"said Andrea Shapiro, of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, a New York based housing advocacy organization". That's pretty much all you need to know about this complaint. The something-for-nothing crowd is out in force.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/20/2020 2:04:53 PM (No. 352291)
Here in Arkansas’ Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pulaski and Perry Counties), the judges have imposed a moratorium on hearing eviction cases until the end of April. Local solutions may work much better than the federal control the MFM appears to be panting for.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamboozle 3/20/2020 2:27:02 PM (No. 352319)
The Federal Government is not and never has been the solution to all of the nation's problems (and it is often just the opposite..). That is why we have state and local government and that is the first place that complainers like this should be going. Unfortunately, most of those governments are run by Democrats.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: greggojo 3/20/2020 2:27:56 PM (No. 352320)
So the HUD plan will "only effect 8 million" homes, a "very small" number of people? So, 8 million is now small? In regard to renters, landlords don't want empty apartments and homes, what would be the point? Who would they rent the empty spaces to right now? The majority of renters are the from the same group of people who are living paycheck to paycheck, and are most likely to be hurt by the shutdown of the economy. And the federal government doesn't control rental units, so can't address the rental problem. This is a state or city issue, if it's a government issue at all. I think talking to your landlord, is likely the most effective policy, most will be very reasonable, as they want to keep small businesses in business, and to keep apartments and rental homes, occupied. And yes, whatever Trump does or does not do, it is immediately pounced on by some Leftist and then echoed by the media.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/20/2020 2:32:08 PM (No. 352326)
Good. I don't want to pay everyone's rent.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/20/2020 2:36:20 PM (No. 352332)
Here in Nashville one of the first things stated by our local government was the Sheriff's office would not be processing eviction notices. NOT EVERYTHING requires the feds to get involved. Most times we out here in the red states put our big girl panties on an deal with it ourselves. You media elites in snowflake land might try it sometime.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/20/2020 3:47:23 PM (No. 352403)
Stick it to the man! Make those mean'ole landlords continue to pay taxes, maintenance and insurance so renters can live rent free.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 3/20/2020 4:21:11 PM (No. 352441)
When I got out of college and started my first job, my highest priority was saving up 3 months of take-home pay. I bought a used $25 sofa-bed as my only piece of furniture. I could sit on it, watch my $15 B&W TV from college sitting on a moving box, and sleep in it, another moving box was my "dresser". I paid rent, food and gas until I had that 3 month financial cushion built up. After I got married a year later, we both saved until we had a $10,000 rainy day fund. We have a whole lot more than that saved up now in retirement. My sympathy level for folks who have no savings is very, very low. You can bet that they all have a fancy smart phone, and a lot of other stuff that they really don't need, but no savings? Check your mirror for the person responsible for your financial well being. It is not ME and it is not the federal government.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: gramma b 3/20/2020 4:26:39 PM (No. 352448)
Aside from handing out cash, which the government is doing, the only way to give "protection" to renters would be to shaft their landlords. The "protection" given to homeowners under the bill is that the government is restricting its own actions. It is not foreclosing. It is not dictating -- and should not dictate -- that mortgage holders stop collecting payments. The cash being handed out by the government, in addition to unemployment insurance and whatever other benefits are available, presumably can help with rent or house payments.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Highvoltage 3/20/2020 4:37:36 PM (No. 352464)
Not a credible news organization; maybe a propaganda arm of the communist party.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Highvoltage 3/20/2020 4:40:29 PM (No. 352466)
With productivity limited by the effects of work stoppages the economic pie is not growing but is instead getting smaller. The government is the people and people are not contributing therefore there is not enough money for all. We need to focus resources on curing and preventing the Chinese Virus.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/20/2020 5:22:49 PM (No. 352499)
This is a disaster. The government is now into people's rental agreements? Into financing a large percentage of the businesses. This is a big mistake.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: watashiyo 3/20/2020 5:44:11 PM (No. 352522)
Life of "paycheck to paycheck" does have its' consequences. There are 24 hours in a day. ...a quote from the movie, Sgt. York.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/20/2020 8:27:17 PM (No. 352626)
First of all it is not that easy to evict anyone in this country. You certainly can't do it in a matter of days. It usually takes months of notifications and legal wrangling to do it. So this is just the usual fear mongering by our Chinese press trying to pass more propaganda from their Chinese masters.
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