[Hpn] [VT] Section 8 Protest -- May 26, 2004 @ Burlington HUD Office: Noon to 1:00 PM; Burlington, VT

Morgan W. Brown morganbrown@gmail.com
Thu, 20 May 2004 11:41:56 -0400


my first send of this did not go through, maybe because it had an
attachment from the original source. my apologies if this second try
becomes a repeated message, if the first one eventually comes through.

am forwarding this to the HPN list just in case it may be of interest
to you or others whom you know, especially anyone in Vermont. my
apologies if you have already received this exact same information
either directly or from elsewhere.

Morgan morganbrown@gmail.com
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier, Vermont, USA
Norsehorse's Home Turf:
http://norsehorses-turf.blogspot.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erhard Mahnke <erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 08:30:13 -0400
Subject: SECTION 8 PROTEST -- MAY 26 -- BURLINGTON
To: Affordable Housing Coalition Members & Friends
<vahc@vtaffordablehousing.org>

The Section 8 Program

is Under Attack!

The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program provides safe, affordable,
integrated housing to more than two million American families. These
vouchers are the main lifeline for 6,100 of Vermont's lowest income
families.

DEMONSTRATION

HOUSING JUSTICE MEMORIAL DAY
Noon to 1:00 PM

May 26th, 2004

Burlington HUD Office

(corner of Bank and Church Streets)

If HUD's FY 2005 budget plan becomes reality:

q       The number of Section 8 vouchers serving the very lowest
income citizens would be cut  up to 740 Vermont families could lose
assistance next year!

q       Rents would increase for those who get to keep their Section 8
vouchers  Vermont families could pay an average of $58 per month
more!

q       For the first time in the program's thirty-year history, HUD
would abandon its commitment to fund all families currently receiving
assistance!

q       Vermont could lose up to $4.3 million in 2005 alone.  The
state cannot make up the difference from its already strapped budget.

In addition, a recent HUD ruling is already forcing housing
authorities all over the country to terminate Section 8 families in
the current fiscal year.  While Vermont housing authorities will not
lose large numbers of vouchers this fiscal year, they will lose
significant admin funding, crippling their ability to run the program.

DEMAND THAT HUD END ITS ATTACK AGAINST SECTION 8!

Show Your Support for Affordable, Fair Housing!

Join in a national day of action!

 For more info, contact the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
(erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org),
or the Vermont Center for Independent Living (janetd@vcil.org) 

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