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Low Income Housing: Safe & Happy

July 8, 2012

Griselda Alvarez talks about the advantages of low income housing in Escondido.

Hi. I’d just like to discuss the welfare system and how it poses a threat to the people it’s supposed to be helping. The welfare system is supposed to help those, who need to “get on their feet”, but does it? Or does it keep people trapped in a cycle of low income housing, EBT Cards, and the expectation for a monthly government check you recieve all for just filling out an application stating that it’s an absolute neccesity.This system makes people complacent and dependent, discouraging famililies to attain actual employment for fear of decreasen benefits. Developing and investing into your self worth could also be an option for acquiring an even grander lifestyle! But rather than making their children there motivation for a better lifestyle , they make there kids their main excuse for why they no longer have that opportunity anymore! Many woman are even beginning to use pregnancy as a way to get housing! Especially since the Government has it pretty much set up a system for woman who have kids and no money to get housing, so long as they stay in a shelter for a short period of time. There are young woman and older woman who have a place of residency(especially at parents house[Statisically subsidized- Hense, the cycle] but choose to “sacrifice” living in a shelter to get an apartment they don’t have to actually be productive for! It sucks for those who have to work and pay taxes, but probably don’t get to live in our own place without roommates, who are trying to do

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25 Comments

  1. jdverizonmobJul 8, 2012 at 3:43 am

    100% right! I wish everyone realizes all your good points. I am proud to see we have a intelligent young black female speaking such truth. Take pride work hard to be independent. I dont know about you but i take pride working hard for mine. Makes me feel like a man! I enjoyed this video good job!

  2. uliveabiglieJul 8, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Excellent thesis! Well thought out and on point… I believe the youth of our nation have neglected intelligence! You shed light only to those who seek truth in escaping this wretched cycle of poverty! I wish you well in your endeavors… keep up the good fight!

  3. thesiouxgoddessJul 8, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Well, I’m WIDE AWAKE! Information Technology, Manufacturing, or ANY good job that requires a college education has been outsourced overseas for cheaper labor. Another thing is really all of these B.S. service-sector jobs that keep working people poor as dirt!

    But here is something that working people should be aware of: WORKERS BEING MISCLASSIFIED AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS! The new “trend” for employers to cheat workers out of wages, overtime, unemployment benefits, sick days, etc.

  4. de6430Jul 8, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Mezzia… u are educated and have good sense. chances are u had a good parent(s). It all starts with having parents teach the children by SHOWING them how and why.
    All the people dependent on welfare are owned by the government. They live through and by the system. Their lives are predetermined from month to month. I would much rather make my own choices and live my own life, rather than be dependent on some entity. We should only be dependent on our parents until it’s time to fly the coop.

  5. de6430Jul 8, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Next… comes a gas card!! Yep…with fuel prices going high.. they need money for gas to make it to the grocery store to spend their EBT money! It’s only going to get worse…

  6. rashadshumakeJul 8, 2012 at 5:40 am

    OK, so you have stated the obvious. Now the question is what are you doing to help the issue.  Anyone can post a blurb, but what was your intent behind posting this. We all agree with your point but what is your next step………………..?

  7. sheri1977Jul 8, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I so agree with this video

  8. mcrage81Jul 8, 2012 at 7:11 am

    thanks for saying this..so true! you are smart and beautiful :)

  9. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    By the way abstitenence is the only way, to not get pregnant, but look at the times we are living in, sexual images everywhere, less clothes people wear, peer pressure, can’t be surprised all of the young people having sex look at what people are being exposed to in music, film, etc. Also, even with condoms and birth control doesn’t mean a girl can’t get pregnant. Even with your tubes tied you could get pregnant. More than 1/2 of the pregnancies in the USA are unplanned.

  10. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Also, you could be married, have a husband who you think is a good guy, you get pregnant, he leaves you pregnant for someone else. Marriage doesn’t always guarantee a guy is a good man. Also, the at will hiring process basically means you could be fired for no reason that is your fault, and most states adapt this policy, so you could very well be a good employee making good pay, and lose your job. You never know. I think more videos should be made on economic collapse/revolution because of greed

  11. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    If it wasn’t for the Chinese we wouldn’t even have any money to begin with, all the money we borrow from them, eventually one day they may not want to help us out. At the rate things are going we could never pay them back for the billions or trillions we owe them. At the rate things are going, with the economy, world events, wars, even if you are 26-30 years old, with a Master’s degree, married, you may not be able to afford a family or even yourself.

  12. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

    What about people who apply for scholarships, is it the same for them too, do they not try to pay for college, to do better or study, they just can’t afford the rising cost of college tuitions, just like many parents can’t afford the rising costs of food, clothing, shelter, whether it be the family has one child or five children.

  13. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Do you have the same thoughts on people who collect unemployment, are they not looking for work to you too? Is it a cycle of them not trying to find a job because they are collecting for unemployment too.

  14. prettylyricsmarieJul 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Not everyone on welfare, is going to be collecting it for multiple children or poor all their lives. Maybe if our world was more genuine and fair, and economically just people would not be using those services to begin with, but even college majors can’t even find work and can’t even afford health insurance.

  15. vertiginoussilenceJul 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I wish more people would take the time to look at how the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 changed welfare. All states have been required to follow this Federal Guideline for 15 yrs. now. I don’t know how the housing part works, but TANF requires the able-bodied to find jobs and has a limit of 2 yrs. Lifetime is 5 yrs. States are allowed to deny additional benefits to mothers who have new babies. SNAP helps anyone with really low income – working poor, elderly, disabled.

  16. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Our countries crime skyrockets in all the Southern states. Look at the statistics (7,8, 9, and 10 out of 10). I can’t move to where I’d like to in NC because my son and I have to be afraid of the crime. Now you want to take allot of this welfare away – do it and you’ll have a humongous crime problem in the South and in the med and bigger cities. None of those polititians running for office have even mentioned crime; they talk about creating jobs which supposedly will reduce crime.

  17. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    If I’m correct our government spends way more of their budget on fighting wars then on welfare and housing. And this young woman I’d really doubt it if she’s paying any big bucks on taxes; she’s probably gets most or all her taxes back plus an extra refund. It’s the higher income bracket paying most the taxes. Well I’m not sure how much the middle class has to pay – if there even is a middle class anymore.

  18. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Well she (young African American woman in this video) probably has no worries and is living with her ma and pa (maybe). lol

  19. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    All this stuff this young girl is talking about has been going on since way before she was born even. It’s nothing new but I’m sure these problems have gotten worse over time. You must understand the welfare system is a survival mechanism for generations of poverty stricken white and black people and for so many years the hispanic poor also.

  20. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    People who are low income and depend on the welfare system are not living great lives. They have very little money to spend. Many don’t have a car nor could they afford the upkeep. They don’t have enough money even for necessities (furniture, cloths, shoes, coats). They don’t have enough money and food stamps to eat healthy enough. Who would choose such a life. People who work – have more of what they need.

  21. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    The cell phones are the cheapest and you get very few minutes that only last long enough for a certain number of necessary calls – not for chit-chat and not enough minutes for many necessary calls.

  22. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    well these people you’re speaking of I’m thinking probably live in public housing (housing projects) where the rent is pretty low. Most poor people on welfare have to ride the bus

  23. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Even before the Welfare reform the US government was changing things (starting in the late 60′s I think) so that it wasn’t as beneficial for women to keep having kid after kid.

  24. TheGoodSharerJul 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    As far as I know single people can get into low income housing also or get on the housing choice voucher program. You also got to take into consideration that there are not enough jobs especially full time jobs out there. Many people coming over from across the border to get jobs to.

  25. QueerNation2012Jul 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    TYPICAL WHITE RACIST PROPAGANDA!
    HOW THA FUCK YU EXCPEX THA NIGGAZ LIVE?!
    WELFARE REPARATION WUT THA WHITE CRACKAZ DID US WIT SLAVERY!
    DAMN WHITE CRACKA FUCKS OWE US DAT MOENY!!
    BUT YU TRYNA BRING BLACKS BAK DOWN?
    OH, SO WE CANT LIVE HIGH OFF THA HOG CUZ WE BLACK?
    FUCK YOU PRICKS, I HOPE SUM CRAZYAZZ NIGGAZ SHOOTS YALL DEAD, STUPIT BITCHAZZ PUNKS!!
    ITS MI RITE NOT TO WORK, ITS MI RITE TO GET MY EBT, NO WHITE RACISTS GONNA TELL ME WUT TO DO, YU GIT A JOB AN PAY ME TRAZ, DAT HOW IT WORK NOW BITCH!