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Low Income Housing Energy Assistance: Will it Pay for Heated Pool?

By Edited Oct 6, 2015 0 0

 

Will it Pay for Heated Pool?

Low income housing energy assistance will certainly help out with paying for the necessary fuel bills in a household that struggles to find the money to support itself each month. What it will not do however, is pay for large scale investments such as a heated pool. Apart from anything else, this would be a total joke to the whole system, if someone were able to save up enough money from these payments to pay for such a thing, as they obviously did not need it in the first place! Heating a pool is not one of life’s essential needs, and therefore no money should ever be given out to people to fund this.

The only purpose of low income housing energy assistance is as it sounds; to assist people to pay for their energy bills when they are earning a low income! It would be totally unfair on all other people in the country if money was being given out to people who only wanted it to pay for a heated pool. There would be total outrage if this was to happen, and people would start demanding money for the government to do all sorts of unnecessary things; there would be no end to it.

Apply for low income housing online: What if You Don't Own a Computer?

In order to apply for low income housing online, you obviously need to use a computer. This means that if you do not have one yourself, you will need to use someone else’s. Unfortunately, not everyone has one, and this can cause difficulties when trying to apply for such things.There are some public places that you can go to use the internet, such as a library, but it is not always easy to do so, and it is definitely not the most convenient place to be sitting for hours filling out online forms.

To apply for low income housing online, it is always easier to be in the comfort of your home, with any of the documents necessary to complete the task at hand. The forms need to be filed out correctly and with no errors, as they can delay applications by a long time even just for having small errors in them. This causes all sorts of problems for those in real financial difficulty, and ads to the stress of the situation. If the applicants all had computers ten maybe they would not make so many errors on the applications.One day computers will be in every household, without exception.

 

Online  applications for low income housing: Will it Be Quicker?

Online applications for low income housing will definitely be quicker than filling in hoards of paper work, and taking it into the appropriate building or sending it back by mail. Paper applications for anything like this have always ended up in a long drawn out process as soon as anything goes wrong with them. The time taken to notice that a section has not been correctly filled out, send the form back, and have it resubmitted adds upto weeks sometimes. Online forms are definitely the way forward. However, you need to be aware of  how must housing associations or government housing unit use the information your supplier.

Online applications for low income housing are only used as filters. That basically means you will still have to do the running around providing proof of income and identity. You also need to apply on time as some states have a small window where only a few hundreds application are proceed per year. Section 8 housing or other forms of limited income accomodation tend to follow the same rules. If you can apply only for a cheap house, you should definitely take the opportunity. Like every state government service, don't hold your breath because it does take time and you are not the only one waiting.

 

Low  income first time home buyer: What if You Don't Have a Job?

If you do not have a job then being a low income first time home buyer is simply not an option. Gone are the days of people being able to muster up a few thousand to secure a deposit on a house. Lending and mortgage rates have changed to a situation where people need a huge lump sum in order toget onto the property market, and without this there is no hope. It seems like the way things are going, we will all be renting for the rest of our lives, as nobody is financially secure enough to take on a big investment like a house.

Getting onto the property ladder as a low income first time home buyer sounds great, but is unrealistic in reality. Is it even fair forpeople to be given help to buy their own house when others in the country need help just to put food in front of their families? Surely the money could bespent in better ways. I don’t see why anyone would have the right to get money to buy a house. It is not a necessity, so the government should not be paying for it, it is as simple as that in my view.

 

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