Government systems at its finest POLITICS
So I own a rental house with another family member and we rented it out to a family a few years back. Because we wanted to help them out and let them get a good start at their new place, we decided to give them the first month free and no security deposit. (650.00 per month which is cheap. after 2 years raised to 800.00) for a 3 bed two bath with garage and fenced yard. And the house was freshly remodeled up and down!
Well we had to kick them out after not paying the rent or water bill and ect for a few months. We went in the house and it was flea infested and reaked of the scent of piss and shit and tore the house all to hell causing 13k or so in damages. We took pictures before and after, kept receipts of everything. After winning in court she now had to pay the 13k plus that was spent on the house not including some random stuff we just decided to eat in cost. Well, she filed bankruptcy and we were on the list of people she owed and now she does not have to pay. So if you do the math we made nothing off the house for quite some time. (luckily morgage is paid)
Now we have a new tenant who is 21 with a child. The government assitance program (section 8) pays all of her rent but 100.00 dollars so we are garunteed most of the payment. She does not work or go to school so I have no idea what she does all day. All she has to pay is 100.00 dollars to us and she is ALWAYS late. And now she is blowing up the phone saying that she wants us to tell housing authority that we raised the rent, this way she will not have to pay anything at all. lol absolutely amazing.
I find it crazy how someone like this is will get government assistance, in my eyes shes being rewarded for having a child at a young age and doing nothing at all and taking full advantage. And I know someone who actually NEEDS assistance but she "makes too much" and after she did the math it would be cheaper for her to stay home and get gov't assistance than go to work. (based on gas to get there, time spent and ect). I am sure not all people milk the gov't like this case but heres two systems that have failed at least for me in this situation