via CNN Money:
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced Wednesday a proposal that would increase rent payments for more than two million of the nation’s poorest.
The new low-income rent reform would require households that receive federal housing assistance to pay 35% of their gross income in rent, up from the current requirement of 30% of adjusted income. Also, it would triple the minimum monthly rent these families must pay — from $50 to $150. Roughly 712,000 housing assistance recipients currently pay less than $150 a month.
The change would affect able-bodied, working age Americans who rely on HUD for rental assistance. These folks make up roughly half of the 4.7 million people who receive this federal housing help.
This is something that has never really been done. It may be the beginning in the shift of dependence to independence for those who rely solely on the government to take care of them. It is time for the people to learn to take care of themselves.
Do you agree with this decision? Should lazy freeloaders be forced to start working more and start PAYING more, making their own way?