Dear Congressperson _____________,
I am writing to you because my housing authority is being forced to consider cuts to my rental assistance program due to the sequestration bill.
I am really worried about what I would do if my rent increases or I get cut from the program. I, and others like me, live on an extremely low, fixed income such as social security, disability, or supplemental social security. I am very frugal, and I’m doing my best to make ends meet. Because I have a limited ability to earn money, any increase in my rent would mean I’d have to choose between basic necessities like food and medicine.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program allows folks like me to live near our support network, including family or caregivers, friends, and medical help. These support networks keep us living independently, and out of the more costly assisted-living facilities. If I cannot afford my rent, I may have to move, leaving my support and health networks, or become homeless.
Please restore this critical funding so that I can continue to live in a safe, healthy and affordable home.
(Your Name & Address)
Honorable Barbara Boxer
70 Washington Street, Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94607
Honorable Dianne Feinstein
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
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