Waiting lists for federal housing programs are being frozen and people already on the dole are having their rent vouchers eliminated as the government moves to make automatic budget cuts, according to news reports.
As stories about the looming cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development budget crop up across the nation, cities and states are bracing for possible increases in the number of homeless people living on the streets.
Talk show host Alex Jones has long warned of government programs being a trap for poor people. He predicted cuts to programs for the needy were on the way now that record numbers of people – more than 100 million - are on food stamps and other forms of government assistance.
It's all part of a Eugenicist plan torn from the pages of Hitler's playbook. The global elite are tired of all of the "useless eaters," but don't start feeling too smug. We are all useless eaters in their sight, Jones has said.
And so it begins, the fallout from the automatic or sequestration budget cuts by the federal government.
Poor people will get hit the hardest, the New York Times reported:
"Unless a deal is reached to change the course of the cuts, housing programs would be hit particularly hard, with about 125,000 individuals and families put at risk of becoming homeless, the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated. An additional 100,000 formerly homeless people might be removed from emergency shelters or other housing arrangements because of the cuts, the agency said."
A spokesperson for the mayor’s office in Boston told the Boston Globe the city will likely be unable to fund emergency homeless shelters if it loses federal funding. Boston has already seen a 5.2 percent hike in its homeless population from 2011 to 2012 and that figure is now expected to grow.
The Fort Worth Housing Authority in Fort Worth, TX began cancelling rent vouchers two weeks ago for people who received them but have not yet found apartments, the Star-Telegram reported. Nearly 30,000 people in Tarrant County in Texas have applied for assistance from the Fort Worth and Arlington housing authorities.
All of this gives a snapshot into just how far the nation has fallen, despite all of the trumpeting by corporate media about how everything is improving.
In 11 states, there are now more people receiving government assistance than there are people working, reported Michael Snyder, author of the website The Economic Collapse . The states are California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Maine, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico and Hawaii.
Government housing programs keep those who fall on hard times from being on the streets and can serve as a stepping stone to independence, employment and a better life. But the programs have also been abused by people who would rather get their food, utilities and housing paid by the government because it’s easier than working two or three jobs low-paying jobs just to keep a roof over their heads.
It the cuts go through and the poor lose their housing, where will they go? Maybe the government will fire up its FEMA camps and hire everyone as slave labor.
If that ever happens, it will be hailed by the heartless as an opportunity to put some lazy bums to work. In reality, it will represent an addition to the prison slave labor force already being used for cheap labor by well-known corporations.