As a low income disabled member of society, I am finding it very hard to qualify for housing programs such as Section 8 or HUD programs. 33% of my income is too much. Recently, we were turned down for a Section 8 home because the amount of rent was too high. I believe that families benefit from a program to include houses abandoned, in workable condition, that we could work on, according to our income levels, and decrease the amount of eyesores we have around the city. I and my children live together and all have income, but still cannot afford to be self sufficient. But we have many friends and family that would help us fix up a house that would be adequate living for our family. The house we live in now is small and the plumbing doesn't work and me being disabled, it is not handicapped equipped and the owner is not going to fix it without more money. I would rather sink money into my own house. I believe that city officials can come up a program that works.
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Removal & debris cleaning of abandon houses
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We are all well aware of the vacant vandalized homes around the City of Jackson. We should figure out a way to get the community to rebuild itself. We are not all equipped to build or renovate a house but we could all assist with the process. We need volunteers from different businesses around the city to help us. We can get companies to donate material and resources that will help us rebuild and reconstruct some of these homes. If they can't be renovated, we need to figure out a way to have them demolished. I'm not sure how that aspect of the idea works but that is where the community would step in. Once we get them up and ready we could get some of our homeless people off of the streets, sell them to families, clean up some of these neighborhoods, and get people comfortable with living here. I think should aim to make our city more appealing but it's going to start with us. Everyone can't afford to move away, but we can all help to make our environment neater and safer.
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The permit process for people willing to restore a salvageable house that has been abandoned is impossible. You can't do anything without an "Alteration Permit," and you can't get an alteration permit if you're not a licensed, bonded contractor. The problem is that rehabbers often sub contract most of the work, and just as often aren't licensed contractors themselves. Just seems like an illogical, unecessarily obstructive rule.
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Give tickets to home owners around Jackson that do not keep up with their grass for months, hoarding things in the publics eye all piled up around their homes. Just makes the city look so junky and ran down when we have tourists in town. Add it on their water bills so they have to pay it. Thats what other states do to make sure you pay your fines.
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Several neighborhoods are trying to enhance their entrances with landscaping and signage/pillars that include security cameras to deter crime. Despite the fact that multiple neighborhoods have had these features in place for many years, the city engineer is trying to stop current efforts. My idea is to tell Mr. Lee to quit trying to block these neighborhoods' efforts! These improvements will help keep property values up and reduce crime. Why would he invent reasons to deter privately funded improvements that are meant to save good neighborhoods from ruin? Doesn't he have better things to do like fixing our streets and water/wastewater systems?
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BUILD NICE HOUSES FOR SINGLE MOTHERS WHO WAS MISLEAD IN LIFE BUT KNOW WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF LIFE.MOTHERS WHO DONT RECEIVE ANY SUPPORT FROM ABSENT FATHERS.MOTHERS WHO JUST NEED A CHANCE,BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE DOWN,EVEN YOUR FAMILY CAN BRING YOU DOWN MORE WITH NEGATIVITY.ALL GROWN PEOPLE NEED THEIR OWN,BUT THINGS HAPPEN WHERE YOU CAN ONLY FALL BACK ON FAMILY AND THEY BELITTLE YOU TO THE POINT OF DEPRESSION.
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DO NOT PAY should be excluded from the water bill, it is most confusing and gives someone the idea they do not owe for their water bill if it is a CREDIT use credit instead of Do Not Pay
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