The GOVERNMENT didn’t pay me!

No Check on the 1st

As a landlord for a Housing Choice Voucher Program (formally called Section 8) tenant, I never expected to hear what I heard today.

Yes, I know that we are living in days of uncertainty and overwhelming madness, but everyone knows the government pays their bills and usually on time.

So what happened…

COVID 19 happened! That’s what happened. The regional office is closed due to an outbreak and since it’s unknown how many people the person with COVID 19 came into contact with, everyone was sent home and will be returning on Monday.

I’m in shock! Not because I don’t understand the severity of COVID 19, but because I didn’t know these payments were not automated. Someone has to manually enter this information. I totally thought they had a software system to manage this. Yep, I still have some learning to do.

If this is not a wake up to people. I don’t know what it will take. Not only should we all be investing or providing services and goods to each other, but we can’t have only one thing. There needs to be multiple baskets, even if those baskets only have one egg in each of them.

As I write this post, it’s a reminder for me stay focused on my goals and to keep moving forward and I want others to do the same.


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