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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 02:48 AM
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66. does she eat $400 worth of food? the $ in the stimulus package were to expand
Edited on Tue May-12-09 02:58 AM by Hannah Bell
the funds available to cover the expected increase in recipients, not to double the benefit - to my knowledge.

The agency distributing the food stamps says $200 is the *maximum* monthly benefit for one.

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  -Charging rent to homeless amyrose2712  May-11-09 09:52 AM   #0 
  - Let em live in Bushvilles.  ananda   May-11-09 09:54 AM   #1 
  - Well....  moez   May-11-09 10:39 AM   #2 
  - um  pnutbutr   May-11-09 10:43 AM   #3 
  - It says they are working so,  Toucano   May-11-09 10:52 AM   #6 
  - If you have a job  pnutbutr   May-11-09 11:01 AM   #8 
  - Perhaps they should.  Toucano   May-11-09 11:08 AM   #9 
  - and shelters  pnutbutr   May-11-09 11:14 AM   #12 
     - In some cases, a phone may be a luxury.  Toucano   May-11-09 11:23 AM   #15 
     - If you are in a shelter you can certainly get food stamps and a bus pass.  robinlynne   May-11-09 12:19 PM   #26 
        - They are not available to everyone who needs them.  StrictlyRockers   May-11-09 07:57 PM   #42 
        - I mean now this year. food stamps are absolutley available to all low income families  robinlynne   May-11-09 10:08 PM   #47 
           - a single person gets $360+ per month in food stamps, you say? link?  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 11:52 PM   #52 
              - People I know. I don't get them, so no link. $90.00 per week. One single young woman.  robinlynne   May-12-09 01:38 AM   #62 
                 - does she eat $400 worth of food? the $ in the stimulus package were to expand  Hannah Bell   May-12-09 02:48 AM   #66 
                 - It is possible that she told me 90 a week, and it is in fact biweekly. BUt I dont know why  robinlynne   May-12-09 11:55 AM   #78 
                 - your anecdote vs. government data  Bill McBlueState   May-12-09 09:21 AM   #71 
        - no, you can't. the homeless shelter i volunteered at (capacity about 100)  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 11:49 PM   #51 
        - which bill expanded food stamp funding?  Bill McBlueState   May-12-09 09:19 AM   #70 
        - the stimulus package, I believe.  robinlynne   May-12-09 11:26 AM   #77 
        - Food Stamps are NOT available. I was just denied...  lib2DaBone   May-12-09 09:23 AM   #72 
     - A cell phone is not a luxery if you have a child.  ThomCat   May-11-09 11:27 AM   #17 
     - what in the world  pnutbutr   May-11-09 11:37 AM   #20 
        - hospital bills  noiretextatique   May-11-09 11:42 AM   #21 
        - My thought exactly. If i didn't have my family I could have  amyrose2712   May-11-09 12:27 PM   #27 
           - dupe eom  noiretextatique   May-11-09 12:43 PM   #30 
           - if i hadn't chosen the HMO plan with my employer  noiretextatique   May-11-09 12:45 PM   #33 
           - That is wonderful that you are doing well now.  ThomCat   May-12-09 01:14 AM   #56 
           - thanks ThomCat  noiretextatique   May-12-09 06:04 PM   #81 
           - There are caps on out-of-pocket expenses with PPO  snooper2   May-12-09 10:58 AM   #75 
              - so i might have only been in debt $5k with a PPO  noiretextatique   May-12-09 06:02 PM   #80 
           - Same for me.  Seldona   May-12-09 01:41 AM   #63 
           - Hello. Love the avatar!  amyrose2712   May-12-09 10:25 AM   #74 
              - That is true about owning things.  Seldona   May-12-09 10:59 AM   #76 
           - I'm close to being in that position...  aviationpm   May-12-09 02:38 AM   #64 
        - No one is ever homeless by choice.  EFerrari   May-12-09 01:36 AM   #61 
     - wrong -- if they are working with kids, a cell phone is a NECESSITY.  Donnachaidh   May-11-09 02:13 PM   #39 
  - Maybe so....  Baby Snooks   May-11-09 12:29 PM   #28 
  - uhh, these people are homeless - probably that *rent* is for a cot  Donnachaidh   May-11-09 02:06 PM   #36 
  - And maybe they are trying to put money aside to get back into a rental  csziggy   May-11-09 11:12 AM   #11 
     - Healthcare for her child! Child care while working.  ThomCat   May-11-09 11:29 AM   #19 
  - Perhaps she is trying to pay off bills she incurred before she  dgibby   May-11-09 11:22 AM   #14 
  - Medical bills. LOTS of medical bills.  AngryOldDem   May-11-09 11:23 AM   #16 
  - uhhh... saving up money to move out??  Blue_Tires   May-11-09 02:19 PM   #40 
  - Predictable.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-12-09 12:27 PM   #79 
  - But isn't paying rent for a place to live having a home?  konnichi wa   May-11-09 10:48 AM   #4 
  - NYC  pnutbutr   May-11-09 10:49 AM   #5 
  - You can't even get a room for $345 a month. n/t  Raineyb   May-11-09 10:59 AM   #7 
     - Or a parking space.  AllieB   May-11-09 12:36 PM   #29 
     - So they get a does it equate to homeless?  konnichi wa   May-11-09 12:45 PM   #32 
        - it doesn't equate at all  noiretextatique   May-11-09 12:48 PM   #34 
        - Then they should not be referred to as homeless.  konnichi wa   May-11-09 01:04 PM   #35 
           - a homeless shelter is a home? a cot in a common dorm where you're kicked out at 6 am  Hannah Bell   May-12-09 12:08 AM   #53 
           - A cot in a shelter is not a home  ThomCat   May-12-09 01:22 AM   #57 
        - are YOU willing to pay $345 a month for the use of a COT?  Donnachaidh   May-11-09 02:08 PM   #37 
        - I don't consider paying 345 a month for a cot in a homeless shelter a bargain  Raineyb   May-11-09 08:50 PM   #44 
           - it's an obscenity -- it's NOT a bargain  Donnachaidh   May-12-09 09:00 AM   #69 
  - It's more about driving the poor out of NYC  SOS   May-11-09 11:19 AM   #13 
  - At some point in the 90s (I forget exactly when)  ThomCat   May-11-09 12:44 PM   #31 
  - I remember that well  SOS   May-11-09 06:19 PM   #41 
     - Unless you have a disability.  ThomCat   May-12-09 12:52 AM   #55 
  - That's *exactly* what it's about. Exactly.  Hannah Bell   May-12-09 12:11 AM   #54 
  - Furthermore, if they're asking her to pay rent,  Occulus   May-11-09 11:38 PM   #49 
     - Not if they consider it a "service fee" or figure out some other  ThomCat   May-12-09 01:23 AM   #58 
     - Thank you.  Orsino   May-12-09 09:37 AM   #73 
  - It probably isn't possible under NYC's system, but one answer could be supportive housing.  AngryOldDem   May-11-09 11:09 AM   #10 
  - i work for an agency that provides supportive housing  noiretextatique   May-11-09 11:43 AM   #22 
  - My first thought was : "Cheney's in Real Estate Now?"  louis-t   May-11-09 11:28 AM   #18 
  - That is absurd!!  Fireweed247   May-11-09 11:43 AM   #23 
  - How was this allowed to happen in a progressive city like NYC?  Xenotime   May-11-09 11:47 AM   #24 
  - Bloomberg.  Donnachaidh   May-11-09 02:10 PM   #38 
  - It wasn't any better under Ghouliani either. n/t  Raineyb   May-11-09 08:52 PM   #45 
     - so? New Yorkers voted in men who would rid the city of *unworthies*.  Donnachaidh   May-12-09 08:57 AM   #68 
  - NYC is a city where a lot of people who have a lot of money exert their power.  JVS   May-12-09 02:50 AM   #67 
  - I understand the thinking, but this seems counterproductive. Although  petronius   May-11-09 12:05 PM   #25 
  - $345 a month will get you a pretty nice apartment in Ohio  gmoney   May-11-09 08:03 PM   #43 
  - My family is here. I was born here. I grew up here  Raineyb   May-11-09 08:55 PM   #46 
     - You can do as you please, of course. I just don't see how you all make it... (eom)  gmoney   May-11-09 10:14 PM   #48 
     - No family, no way to get there, no knowlege of the other area,  ThomCat   May-12-09 01:27 AM   #59 
  - $345 is highway robbery on the homeless.  KillCapitalism   May-11-09 11:48 PM   #50 
  - Outrageous and counterproductive.  ThomCat   May-12-09 01:29 AM   #60 
  - If they want to collect rent, they should put the people low income housing.  JVS   May-12-09 02:45 AM   #65 

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