Category Archives: RE-CERTIFICATION

the yearly process of paper work getting or staying in government housing

and Life Goes On…

With the September month heading out to a cooler October, I am anticipating lots of activity here for me.

Got, filled out, and turned back in my annual paperwork for my Housing with the county housing authority. I only see this case worker (let alone talk with them in person) once a year. Not allowing appointments for ongoing clients (been one now going on 4 years). Don’t trust the mail to get this paperwork in on time, so hand delivered it myself. But with the receptionist locked away in the entry room to the offices, I had to talk to her through the mail slot and then was instructed to put my paper work in the other mail slot to the left for paperwork. It slides down into some box. This mask BS really makes for interactions a hardship. I still prefer face to face with my case worker ….it is only once a year!!

And STILL have to do the same with my lease here at the apartment community shortly. Housing is dealing with my subsides and the apartment is the lease. Paper work is almost Identical….just different names of the companies. (EDITED: paperwork was waiting for me once I got back from the housing office…got questions, but of course they will have to wait till Monday ~ it’s all in the timing.

JUST a Reminder~ Florida has early voting coming up. With my experience as a precinct poll worker, I am trying my hand at working the EARLY VOTING. this will start late Oct / 2020 The MAIL IN BALLOTS go out , or did go out yesterday. I expect mine this weekend or early next week.

Till then, Remember to register to vote…AND GO VOTE

that Yearly Paper Work for Housing

….arrived in the mail today, may have been in my box longer then that. Anyone who lives in government housing knows this is about the time when you lease for the coming year goes through re-certification to qualify you for your housing.

This is only the first set of paper work I have to deal with. The apartment management has their own set of paper work ( almost Identical)…And all those questions.

My income is just the low $700 plus so yes I get the subsides and as for my age, and disabilities I am not expected to work per say. Now what really gets me is the fact that the COLA (increase in ss money) doesn’t come out until late December. So the actual rent I will (or should) be paying in 2021 won’t actually be what I end up paying. If that makes sense!

Government Housing wants the paper work in by end of this month, and I won’t even start the paper work with the Apartment management until late Oct or mid November. Then there are all the (same mind you) inspections…but by two or more of the agencies and HUD. Not to forget the one from the apartment company.

Everyone has different time tables on renewing the lease. My timing was getting in here in the month of January (going on 4 years ago)

Now this time around, things are going to be hectic due to my being part of the voting machine, classes, working, as well as the committee meetings going on.

Anyone else out there living on just SS and in government housing ?