Would you rather be hungry or homeless? That’s the choice that low-income people are forced to make.
Under the administration of Ben Carson, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, we’ve witnessed $31,000 being spent on office furniture. And on the other hand, little has been done to invest in our public housing infrastructure.
P.S. Here’s the email I sent a few days ago, in case you missed it. It has more information on the implications of Carson’s proposals.
Ben Carson’s logic is ridiculous: If the government slashes public assistance, poor folks will pull themselves out of poverty.
This assumes that public assistance is a choice. The fact is that people are poor due to a rigged economy and the ongoing legacy of racial and gender injustice.
Ben Carson is the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He and Donald Trump intend to raise rents and add work requirements for the lowest-income people living in public housing.
In order for people to work and increase their income, they need stability in their lives. And that’s exactly what housing-insecure people lack.
Worse is that Carson plans to raise rents on top of work requirements.
Do you know a senior or someone with a disability? A rent increase, even a small one, means choosing between paying rent or putting food on the table. 4.5 million people will be at risk of losing their homes and falling into homelessness if their rents are increased.
People’s Action believes that housing is a human right. We also believe that people deserve good jobs. Let’s work toward an inclusive economy that provides income or jobs for all, rather than a 1% economy that increases inequality.