Help House Senior Citizens

 
Raised: 25%
Goal: 100%
 
 
 

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Nicole Goodman

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DC recently cut tons of funding for emergency rental assistance, homeless shelters, aid for the disabled and unemployed. According to a report prepared by the University of Kentucky Cent... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Nicole Goodman 18 months ago

We're still looking for the right property.

Our fundraising goal is $6,000. We pulled together $1,500 in just 4 weeks! I KNOW we can make this happen!

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Many older homeless persons are entitled to Social Security benefits. However, these benefits often fail to cover the cost of housing. A person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cannot afford housing at the Free Market Rate (FMR) anywhere in the country. The National Low Income Housing Coalition considers housing affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a person’s income. For the District of Columbia, the monthly SSI payment for an individual was $603. If SSI represented an individual’s entire income, $181 would be an affordable rental price for housing.

If you've already contributed, planning to contribute, want to contribute but can't, SPREAD THE WORD. Send those emails, tweet the link, update your Facebook status, send out some texts, and HELP HOUSE SENIOR CITIZENS! We're almost there!

http://www.gofundme.com/Senior-Citizen-Housing

 
 
 

Updated posted by Nicole Goodman 18 months ago

Amazing News!!!

Friday, October 4, 2012 I was approved for a mortgage. I was also awarded a $20,000 grant to be used towards the purchase price of the building!

Did you shout? I did, right in that man's office when he handed me the official letter. . .

In order to use the grant, I have to close (legally purchase) by December 4, 2012. This puts us two months ahead of our original purchase schedule, which means its crunch time for getting together that down payment!

Our fundraising goal is $6,000. We pulled together $1,500 in just 4 weeks! I KNOW we can make this happen!

Remember:
Many older homeless persons are entitled to Social Security benefits. However, these benefits often fail to cover the cost of housing. A person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cannot afford housing at the Free Market Rate (FMR) anywhere in the country. The National Low Income Housing Coalition considers housing affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a person’s income. For the District of Columbia, the monthly SSI payment for an individual was $603. If SSI represented an individual’s entire income, $181 would be an affordable rental price for housing.

If you've already contributed, planning to contribute, want to contribute but can't, SPREAD THE WORD. Send those emails, tweet the link, update your Facebook status, send out some texts, and HELP HOUSE SENIOR CITIZENS! We're almost there!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Nicole Goodman 19 months ago

This is why YOUR help is needed to HOUSE SENIOR CITIZENS!

According to a 2007 report from the National Coalition for the Homeless....

According to a 2005 American Community Survey by the United States Census Bureau, 9.9 % of the nation’s citizens 65 and older live below the poverty line. Among this growing population of older adults living in poverty are people forced to grow old in the streets and in shelters, elderly persons who have recently become homeless or who remain at constant risk of losing housing.

Increased homelessness among elderly persons is largely the result of poverty and the declining availability of affordable housing among certain segments of the aging. Throughout the nation, there are at least 9 seniors waiting for every occupied unit of affordable elderly housing.

Many older homeless persons are entitled to Social Security benefits. However, these benefits often fail to cover the cost of housing. A person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cannot afford housing at the Free Market Rate (FMR) anywhere in the country. The National Low Income Housing Coalition considers housing affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a person’s income. For the District of Columbia, the monthly SSI payment for an individual was $603. If SSI represented an individual’s entire income, $181 would be an affordable rental price for housing.

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http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/elderly.html

 
 
 
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Created by Nicole Goodman on July 6, 2012

DC recently cut tons of funding for emergency rental assistance, homeless shelters, aid for the disabled and unemployed. According to a report prepared by the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, between 2007 and 2010, seniors experiencing hunger due to economic hardship rose by 34%. 


To help ease the financial strain faced by many senior citizens in DC, LifeSongs Solutions will begin providing affordable (that means lower rents) to senior citizens. The goal is to create safe and comfortable apartment communities throughout the area. 


Nicole got the idea for this project from her mom. Nicole's mom struggled for years as a single parent earning just a bit over minimum wage. Now that she's close to retirement, mom found out that her monthly benefits will be less than $700 per month if she starts at age 62. Have you seen any safe and comfortable apartments in DC that she could afford with that income? Some would say, just retire later right? Well, Mom currently works 7 days per week just to pay the bills. She doesn't have health care, and still needs financial help from time to time. See the problem? Mom is tired. She shouldn't have to work so hard FOREVER. So Nicole wondered: "How many other moms and grandparents are struggling with the same problem?"


We need a total of $6000 to go towards the down payment of our first four-unit apartment building. Our budget is a maximum purchase price of $200,000. Nicole has already saved a significant portion of a down payment from personal funds, but needs a little help to meet the mark. Our goal date for closing in February 2013 and we would like to have our first set of tenants by April 1, 2013. Any funds raised will go towards the down payment, even if we don't reach our goal.


Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Feel free to take a look at LifeSongs Solutions' website http://lifesongs.weebly.com/ and contact Nicole directly if you have any questions or concerns. 



 
 
 
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Recent Donations (32)

25% raised by 32 people in 21 months.

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Mia Dunlap

20 months ago

 
 

Hi, Nicole! I will never forget our experience with CDF! You are amazing and I believe in your vision, lady, and I'm proud of your success! Also, I have a heart for elders! Best to you!

 

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Michelle Patterson

20 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Anonymous

20 months ago

 

$10.00

Jamesia King

20 months ago

 
 

Hope to donate more soon to this great cause!

 

$10.00

Ade

20 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Will Laohoo

20 months ago

 
 

Glad to see you doing great things, LS!

 

$20.00

Michelle Mabson

21 months ago

 
 

This is so awesome! My biological father is a Vietnam Aar vet and has struggled with PTSD that has caused him to be homeless for points of his life. I support and will CONTINUE to support this mission!

 

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Melanie Chambliss

21 months ago

 
 

$250.00

Rufus

21 months ago

 
 

I'm sure this is just the beginning of a very big thing. Make it happen!

 

$20.00

BPoe

21 months ago

 
 

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