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Wed Sep 20, 2017
Tcoy asked:
I am a clean, single occupant who minds his business. I am also a full time student in college.
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Tue Sep 12, 2017
sirxyz asked:
I'm 30,black male ,single no kids, employed full time and a recipient of a linc 5 voucher for $1213 a month and my monthly contribution is $394 that i can easily pay,i don't have any…
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Fri Aug 25, 2017
Alexander Barnes asked:
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Wed Aug 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I know the housing situation in NYC is tough. The issue is there are plenty of nice apartments for rent but they are only for working people with high incomes. Everybody that earns low incomes is stuck living in the projects, the South Bronx or in shelters. You need to accept it. ... more
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Wed Aug 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The reason is the Housing Authority for NYC needs to prove that the money they receive from NYC government has been spent. Housing cannot just keep the money or use it for other purposes. As for helping people who receive vouchers, they don't have the staff or money to do it so it's not their responsibility. This is why it's tough for you & others on vouchers to find someplace to live.

Sorry to give you more bad news but you need to know the other side as well. As for landlords and property managers, they know it's so easy to find people WITHOUT vouchers who can pay $4,000./month for a 2 bedroom apartment anywhere in NYC. So why would landlords want to lose money every month accepting tenants with vouchers who only get $1515. for a 2 bedroom. Landlords refuse to lose that much money so they all reject vouchers.

The real issue is NYC needs to increase the voucher amounts from $1515. or whatever amount it is to at least $3,000./month. This way, voucher holders can find apartments to live in. Unfortunately, NYC will never increase the voucher amounts because NYC will need to increase taxes to pay for it. Nobody in NYC wants to increase taxes. So without higher taxes, the voucher amounts will remain very low.
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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Mon Jul 24, 2017
Jampanzie asked:
Mon Jul 17, 2017
Mary answered:

Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Antoinette Campbell asked:
IMy name is Antoinette Campbell, I have lincs2 voucher of $1956.43. A family of 6 and 2 other sources of income looking for a three or four bedroom my contact number is 3473557844
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Listings can have mistakes online. It's not false advertising because the listing may be correctly entered in the MLS system and when it syncs to websites, it may sync incorrectly.

As for pet friendly rentals, most landlords in NYC do not allow pets. You need to learn that insurance policies which landlords are required to have do NOT cover liability and damage from tenants pets. It's too expensive. Landlords find it much cheaper and easier to rent without pets. If you have pets, you need to buy pet insurance with liability and damage coverage. Once you show proof of coverage, landlords might accept you.

I know of 2 rental complexes in New Rochelle that are pet friendly. One is at 120 / 130 Pelham Rd. and the other is Marina's Edge (10 thru 50 Davenport Ave.). By car from the Bronx: take Pelham Parkway to Shore Rd (past City Island & Orchard Beach - follow the traffic circle around) and continue on Shore Rd. North. This becomes Pelham Rd. Continue until you see Trinity Elementary School on your right The complex is the next driveway entrance (120 - 130 Pelham Rd.). From there, continue north on Pelham Rd. at next traffic light bear right and that is Davenport Ave.
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Elizabeth Cortez asked:
Before I can even set up an appointment to view the apartment the real estate agent asked me to submit my personal information and a nonrefundable fee
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Thu Jun 8, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The issue is your pets. I know of 2 rentals that accept pets - both in New Rochelle. If you don't have a car, take the 12 bus (Pelham Parkway) to Pelham Bay subway station. Then take the 45 bus and get off on Pelham Rd. & North Ave. (ask driver to let you off at Trinity Elementary School). From Trinity School by North Ave. walk to the building complex at 120 - 130 Pelham Rd. That complex is a rental that allows pets. Try to get in touch with the super & the property management company.

From that building complex at 120 Pelham Rd., walk a bit further North & stay to the right - past Harbor House. Up the hill on the left is Marina's Edge. It's a co-op but many residents are on Section 8 & they allow pets. They also have regular rentals. The address is 10 - 50 Davenport Ave.

The Harbor House complex at 3 Davenport Ave. is a rental but does not allow pets.
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