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Old 08-02-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I wanted to know why, i only receive a 3 bdr voucher and i have three kids. Can't i request a 4 bdr. Shouldn't each child be able to have their own room? I've found a 4 bdr 2.5 bth thats $1800 my voucher is $1900. Why am i so restricted on what i can rent? It's below my grant amount. Please i don't understand, the unit size issues.

 
Old 08-02-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Many families have to have some siblings share a room. It's not the end of the world, and I just don't even know how to respond.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I believe Section 8 goes by HUD's rule, which is 2 people per bedroom + 1. Which means you can have 3 people in a 1 bedroom, 5 people in a 2 bedroom, 7 people in a 3 bedroom, etc.

You have either 4 or 5 people. Be glad they didn't give you a 2 bedroom voucher. (Whether the kids are boys or girls, and their ages, may figure into why they did that.) With 3 kids, at least 2 of them must be the same gender. They probably assume those 2 can share a room. Since I know lots of people who don't get government assistance whose kids share rooms, I tend to agree.

If you are wanting to rent a 4 bedroom that falls within your allotted price range (and found one), have you called Section 8 to ask whether they will allow that?
 
Old 08-02-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Lawmom I can't believe anyone did respond. There aren't any words (that would pass the censors).
 
Old 08-02-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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My first reaction is..

My second reaction is..

I don't want to get banned from this forum, so I'll just .

Talk about entitlement mentality..... sheez....
 
Old 08-02-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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My first reaction is..

My second reaction is..

I don't want to get banned from this forum, so I'll just .

Talk about entitlement mentality..... sheez....
Yeah that was the part that made me decide a response isn;t even worth it!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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I wanted to know why, i only receive a 3 bdr voucher and i have three kids. Can't i request a 4 bdr. Shouldn't each child be able to have their own room? I've found a 4 bdr 2.5 bth thats $1800 my voucher is $1900. Why am i so restricted on what i can rent? It's below my grant amount. Please i don't understand, the unit size issues.
I guess your kids will have to share a bedroom, whether they like it or not. If you have a problem, you need to contact your housing office.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Lawmom I can't believe anyone did respond. There aren't any words (that would pass the censors).
And I'm a freaking bleeding heart liberal for crying out loud. Even I have issues with the "problem."
 
Old 08-02-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I wanted to know why, i only receive a 3 bdr voucher and i have three kids. Can't i request a 4 bdr. Shouldn't each child be able to have their own room? I've found a 4 bdr 2.5 bth thats $1800 my voucher is $1900. Why am i so restricted on what i can rent? It's below my grant amount. Please i don't understand, the unit size issues.
You received a 3 br voucher because you have 3 kids. 2 are the same sex, 1 isn't. Siblings that are the same sex share a bedroom. It won't kill them. Can you request a 4 br voucher? No you can not. It's not Burger King, you can't have it your way. Be glad you have a voucher at all. Now if the landlord wants to rent the 4 br to you that is between you, the landlord and your housing authority. HA may or may not allow you to. I don't mean to come off rude, but I myself am on section 8 and I hate the image a well meaning program has now.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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be happy you got sec 8 alot in need are not getting the help.
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