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Display Name: Lapip
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As someone who works in the non-profit world currently-- the short answer to your question is yes. There are programs that assist people of low income-- however, they are often entirely inadequate.

Housing subsidies are extremely limited in most places-- and finding something affordable in a safe neighborhood is often close to impossible. The Section 8 Housing Program in our area has had their waiting list closed for two years now--not even taking applications. I am a social work professional with a masters degree from a very prestigious university, but I make so little money that I qualify for subsidized housing programs in our state.

Food stamps are meant to be a subsidy-- not meant to be replace a person's entire monthly food budget--so oftentimes the amount one receives is very small. (minimum for a single person is $15)

The heating and cooling subsidies here have enough funding to help up to 10,000 households. There are an estimated 40,000 that qualify for assistance.

Charity organizations are under-staffed, under-funded, and over-inundated (by people in need).

So, yes, there are support programs in place. They need work.


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/25/14 10:58 AM

I would contact a local lumber yard or furniture store and see if they would know someone who could build you one to your specific dimensions. It would be of better quality (not press board), probably about the same price (a little more perhaps), and could be your chosen color. Plus you would be supporting a local artisan and not a giant multi-national corporation.


Where Can I Find a Bookshelf Like This? Good Questions
1/17/14 08:59 AM

Could you put some shelves up high near the ceiling to hold the CDs? We built shelves at the bottom of our stairs from the second floor, right up top by the ceiling to hold all of my mother's Nancy Drews and Cherry Ames books. It is both functional and attractive.

Maybe you could do this in a couple of places?


Ideas for Storing 1000 CDs in Super Small Apartment? Good Questions
1/10/14 08:27 AM