Thousands line up to wait for Section 8

Thousands line up to wait for Section 8

There are 52 comments on the The Galveston County Daily News story from Apr 15, 2011, titled Thousands line up to wait for Section 8. In it, The Galveston County Daily News reports that:

More than 2,000 people, many who'd camped there overnight, lined up Thursday at the Nessler Center to sign onto a waiting list for federal Section 8 rent assistance.

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#43 Jun 28, 2011
Juan wrote:
She deserves the help just as any other citizen would get.
They are not my kids. My brother and I do live with her because we don't make enough to pay rent and still send money to our parents.
Welfare is there to help us, that's what it's for.
Your argument continues to be invalid. Other citizens don't get help because of petty reasons, like childcare costing too much. They work through it. TRUST ME!!! You have a very prominent sense of entitlement that seems to run quite commonly through the ranks of minorities. This is what keeps the stereotypes alive, and gives working America the leg they need to stand against amnesty. As long as you keep standing there with your hand out, thinking the big bad world owes you something, the more legitimate my plight against you looks. If you would stop and look at why your even here in the first place, you'd realize how foolish you are being. Mexico couldn't support it's people. You came here to support your family. But instead of doing what we do here, you do what you did in Mexico. Wait for the world to take care of you. You broke your country, now you think you can spread here, like some disease, and destroy the US. Be a part of the system. Not a worm. WE DON'T OWE YOU SHIT!! Keep up the good work of making your people appear to be as big of a burden as they really are.

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#44 Jun 28, 2011
Wow iam a mom with 3 kids .. There dad is not around and I work .. So if there's awill there's away.. She can work and have the kids in daycare go to the work source and they will help with child care.. As mom u have to do for ur kids even if u don't want to.. U can't have everything free all the time.. Life isn't fare but sometime u will feel better when u know u work for something and not have it handed to u.. So she can work..

Pearland, TX

#46 Jun 30, 2011
Will the government pay for childcare ?

How do we apply ? How much will she get ?

Does all of it have to be used for childcare ?

Do they pay the owner of childcare or her ?

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#47 Jun 30, 2011
Juan, I hope you mom doesn't catch you posting on the internet. Aren't you still grounded from last time?

BTW: your phony post are getting a lot of attention. Some of these people really believe you are an immigrant and not a 20 year old boy posting from his moms apartment.

United States

#48 Jun 30, 2011
The workforce will give the money to the daycare u all don't get it goes straight to the day care .. Go to the workforce and they will explain it all to u..its a start

Pearland, TX

#49 Jul 2, 2011
She really needs the help.

It's difficult raising two children by yourself.

United States

#50 Jul 2, 2011
Juan wrote:
She really needs the help.
It's difficult raising two children by yourself.
You help her. Take the children to a fire department and leave them. Then take her to Mexico!
Someone will take the kids and give them a better life. and you 2 can breed more.

Pearland, TX

#51 Jul 2, 2011
Help her......she's not my wife, and they are not my children.

I just get the benifits.

Since: Jan 11

Frisco, TX

#52 Jul 22, 2011
Juan wrote:
How bout some help for my girlfriend. She has two children that are citizens and they deserve help. She does have a Lone Star Card and WIC, but very little help with housing. Maybe help with utilities and phone also.
Bring her to pick up some job applications, and quit looking for handouts!!!
severly messed up

Texas City, TX

#53 Jul 22, 2011
I am a young disabled B.O.I.! Myself and my mother who is now aging and also disabled are both Caucasian and displaced by hurricane IKE! We have tried previously to apply many places to "subsidized housing" before this article hit the press and we have been out right and rudely refused even a waiting list to try to receive any assistance!! We have been told out right by mariposa apartments in texas city off lowery expy that we make to little jointly for a 2 br. apt and too much for a 3 br apt but if we could find an unemployed stranger to live with us we would qualify for the 3br. they had available i ask how can for 2 people who's combined total monthly income is only a meager $1,294.00 dollars a month afford not only housing but utilities auto insurance and food! Our life is much worse off than many of you complaining about you 401k's and how much tax you pay or what city's do and don't have assistance! The real problem resides in the fact that the people like me and my mom who really do need help cannot get it because there are Kids having kids!!! just so they don't have to work!! I wish like heck I could work! I really do neither me or my mom can get a job anywhere even at McDonald's .. I'm 27 years old and have a Good Enough Diploma Ha ha ha yeah right .. I personally Haven't a child for the sole reason that I couldn't support it on my own or with my partner! I honestly feel very bad for those poor children but but having kids shouldn't be a priority this girl in the story has a place to stay with her grandmother she just wants to move out that's not a legitimate housing need me and my mom may be facing eviction and homelessness because we cannot pay the rent to a private held landlord..i pray for you all and your quarrels and hope that my personal experiences here lately may be an eye opener for you

Jacksonville, FL

#54 Jun 11, 2012
So wait, just because the children were born here enables her to get Government Assistance?? Juan claims it's not for her, but she obviously went to the agency to get set up on the system. Why the hell was she not deported on the spot?? My family came over from Europe the legal way. Got 'greencards' became permanent residents & then Citizens. I've paid into the system since I started working, and God knows that if I ever did need assistance, I would probably be denied!

Crestview, FL

#56 Aug 5, 2013
Are they taking applications now?

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