Public comments for: Living in Communities Rental Assistance Programs for Single Adults and Adult Families (LINC IV and V)

Comments

Comment:
I am 63 years old and have been homeless since 2012. When I initially became homeless I was told that in order to obtain housing, I would need to go into a shelter. I moved into a shelter in July 2013 and stayed for 5 months and had a housing package started. While in the shelter I enrolled in school and a vocational program to help me gain employment In November 2013 I was asked to leave the shelter within a week and was not given a reason why. I called DHS and they called the shelter and was told that they had mistaken my records with another client. I have been living from pillow to pole since then and when I called about the LINC program was told that I would need to re-enter the shelter system in order to comply. I am 63 years old and would like to have a decent roof over my head again. This rule should be amended to accommodate the people who fell through the hole not prior to it implementation. It is not fair that we should have go through revolving doors in the shelter system in order to get rental assistance. At this point, according to the McKinney-Vento Act, I am chronically homeless and I cannot seem to get any assistance.
Agency: HRA