Diary

Stimulus funds at work in Detroit

Thousands of Detroiters lined up Tuesday, outside Detroit City Halls, to apply for a share of federal, economic, “stimulus” funds. $15 million dollars was taken from taxpayers and given to the City of Detroit to battle homelessness. There were so many people in line that they ran out of applications.

Here are the guidelines for eligibility from ClickOnDetroit dot com:

Application Guidelines

To qualify, a person must have been a resident of Detroit for more than six months, must be homeless or facing eviction and must be able to maintain housing after receiving assistance.

Also, a resident must make 50 percent less than the median area income, which would be less than $24,850 for single Detroit residents and less than $35,500 for a family of four.

No mortgage assistance will be available through this program.

Once applications are reviewed, only applicants eligible for funding assistance will receive notification from a service provider.

Earlier in the day, WJR’s (a local radio station) Ken Rogulski, interviewed one of the people in line. H/T Maha Rushie

ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?

WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.

ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you’re getting?

WOMAN: No, I won’t, but I’m waiting for a phone call.

ROGULSKI: Where’s the money coming from?

WOMAN: I believe it’s coming from the City of Detroit or the state.

ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?

WOMAN: Some funds that was forgiven (sic) by Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?

WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from… Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He’s the president.

ROGULSKI: In downtown Detroit, Ken Rogulski, WJR News.

“Some funds that was forgiven (sic) by Obama.”

God help us!

Crippy

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