Housing Update

The short answer? None. The Public housing department told me I couldn’t prove I was homeless to their satisfaction. Translate: I didn’t smell enough, I guess. They also expected me to be in a social service program and have a valid homeless verification for the whole four-year period. That’s crazy. Those verification are valid only 3 months and WHO would be in a social service program for four years? All the SSP caseworkers did when I was at the shelter is give me two print outs about jobs she found on Craigslist. The jobs I did get, I found myself. If they (the housing department) make it a stipulation on getting these to have a spot for housing, they should give you a 2 week warning to get your stuff together and be verified, not disqualify you when they send a letter out of the blue and expect you to have these on a continual basis.  Arrrggg.

Will update you as things go along.

About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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