Elderly increasingly at risk for home...

Elderly increasingly at risk for homelessness

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 27, 2006, titled Elderly increasingly at risk for homelessness. In it, Newsday reports that:

Angelo Cardenas' American dream led him from Cuba to New York City, where he owned a furniture store and raised eight children before he retired at the age of 72 and wound up homeless.

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#1 Apr 10, 2007
THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI airs nationally May 8th on PBS.(check local listings)
True Story


#2 May 27, 2007
It is wrong to publish stories that make it seem like there is help out there for people that can't afford a lawyer! I'm 86 years old. I had a stroke and am in a wheelchair.My landlord is strongarming me out of my rent stabilized apartment where I've lived for over 40 years, although I have always paid my rent on time and have never done anything wrong or violated my lease. I wrote to Mayor Bloomberg who referred me to the Dept. of the Aging. They never told me about this program, but referred me to places that don't have enough lawyers to help hardly anyone, don't represent people in court or where you can't get an appointment in the near future. I told them that my trial is on Wed. and I can't represent myself and will become homeless. The Bar Association should be stopped from advertising that they have a Pro Bono Dept. The only thing "pro bono" about it is that it doesn't charge to refer you to a lawyer that charges an average of $400/hour. They'll tell you that you can get a consultation for $35, but that's just to tell them briefly about your case, without getting any advice. Consultations with lawyers used to be free!
Betsy Ross

North Richland Hills, TX

#3 May 28, 2007
The so called Comprehensive Immigration bill, allows illegals to stay, get medicaid, section 8 housing, educate all the babies they have... this is for the 10-20 million already here.. others in the bill are to come....

They are heavily without high school education. senator Kennedy screamed a few days ago they be given Earned Income Tax Credit... no exceptions.. they get it even if they used Your stolen Social Security information, Forged Social Security number...

They are allowed to bring their aging parents here as an additonal burden on our system to care for our elderly.

This is called Family Reunification, it is really the Destruction of America

We already have a burdened economy, an overwelmed social network.. we do not need Millions upon millions of illegals empowered to pick our social pockets with the sanction of our govenment

Enforce the immigration laws currently on the books. Protect our own elderly!
afraid to give my name


#4 Jun 29, 2007
i am a senior citizen whose landlord yesterday showed me a gun, talking about how he would pay me to leave my home, i am posting this because it leaves a permanent print on my computer and i intend to go to the district atty office as soon as i feel better.

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