Relocating to St. Thomas
What field of work are you and your spouse in? Is it need in STT? No judgment here I am just curious.
I may not know what your quality of life is where you live dishonne but since I do live in the vi I have a very good idea of what your children's life would be like here.
Dishonne where are you going to come up with the large wad of cash you will need to move here? Like Becky said you are looking at atleast $2000 for plane tickets. And that is just the start in a long list of expenses to move here. I dont think anyone was bashing section 8, but what comes across as a huge insult to tax payers. Why should I support someone like this? Why should I support someone who supposedly has such a small income that they have to get assistance, but thats not rough enough for them, now they want to move their children to somewhere where the resources are about nil for an outsider, they will be paid alot less, have much greater expenses and will not be able to get any assistance here. What kind of life is that going to be? Unless of coarse they have money and can afford to live here.
If you can come up with the cash to move here you should be getting off assistance not moving here.
I was in property mangement in CA for years and have had to deal with both section 8 and bonds at one point or another in my career. I am not against the program, but abushers like dishonne.
Whats the new t-shirt for section 8 love promoguy?
This entire thread makes me sick. If this guy is really using section 8 to provide housing for his family, people, HE should be responsible for them if he wants to make a move like this?. Why is he taking an attitude with the very same folks he's asking advice of. YOU sir are living off of others and you can call me a bigot or what ever other name you choose to use to make your slaking , irresponsible self feel better. I'm an educated mother of two, successful grown college educated children. I've always WORKED hard, paid taxes and now I want to relocate to the Virgin Islands and with a sought after profession that I EARNED I'm finding that difficult to do. You REALLY bother me in that you think you are entitled to so the same just because YOU WANT TO. Get a grip!! You EARN your dreams!! You don't expect others to GIVE them to you!!! No, I don't know you or your situation but you sound fairly intelligent and well spoken. Why don't you get a job that will allow you to pay for what you wish to do, if I can't do this for myself why the heck should my tax monies do it for YOU!!? Stay where you are, get a job, earn enough money to get off the public doll THEN think about moving to paradise when YOU can pay for you and yours!!
Just logged on late tonight and am totally gobsmacked by not only the original post by dishonne (does that translate to "dishonest" as in "troll?") but by the so far innumerable responses to this person's post which smelled from the get-go. If dishonne needs info on Section 8 housing, he or she should have already contacted the appropriate governmental agencies here.
Suggest we all just let this go as a thread, as titillating as it might be...
First off no one should be judging anyone over section 8 housing. If you are in the program you are NOT on a waiting list. Well over 2,000 people living in the USVI are on disability (do you know what porting is?). Do you think those disabled people can afford to live on a fixed income on the island? I don't think so! Also alot of disabled people receive section 8. Anyone can apply for it if they need the benefit but you must wait your turn. I seen how everyone in this group acts differently towards section 8 holders and YES, PLENTY OF PLACES RENT TO SECTION 8 HOLDERS, YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK IN THE RIGHT PLACES.
Shame on all of you who look down on section 8 holders because, they have families,hopes,dreams and children who would LOVE to take a vacation or live in paradise just like your kids.
Some people are just plain mean spirited, stupid (meaning they think they know what they are talking about with section 8) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the exact same govermental body that pays in the states!
WHAT IS SECTION HCVP?
HCVP is a program that provides vouchers to eligible very low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The vouchers are a form of monetary rental assistance that helps very low-income families rent affordable housing of their choice from private landlords in the Virgin Islands. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal assistance to VIHA to provide rental assistance for very low-income residents to make renting housing in the community affordable. A component of the HCVP program is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
HCVP is limited to very low-income families and individuals. The very low-income limits are at 50% of the median income for the Virgin Islands. VIHA's HCVP Department can tell you the income levels for the Virgin Islands by family size. VIHA determines your eligibility based on:
1. Annual gross income.
2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family.
3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
HOW IS RENT DETERMINED?
Your rent, which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP), would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. HUD regulations allow VIHA to exclude from annual income the following allowances:
1. $480 for each dependent;
2. $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability; and
3. Some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities.
Based on your application, a VIHA representative will determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your annual income. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older. The formula used in determining the TTP is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar:
1. Thirtypercent of the monthly-adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual income less
deductions allowed by the regulations);
2. Welfare rent, if applicable; or
3. A $25 minimum rent.
I hope this helps you all in the usvi as well as those whom are looking into living in the usvi
You don't know what your talking about and instead of admitting it, you lie about it ! Just admit your not on section 8 and you have no clue on how Portability Works! So long as the USVI gets FUNDING FROM HUD it will and does accept section 8.
After a year of section 8 in the original place you can port out and the respective PHA will absorb your voucher if they are accepting people to port in.