Section 8 Housing vouchers provide low income families with alternative housing assistance. The program is regulated by the Federal Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is good that programs like this exist versus having rent ceilings put into place. If there were rent ceilings, assuming that they were very low, there would be a huge shortage on the supply of housing while there is also a huge demand. This would create a problem because people with little income would find it hard to locate housing at a price that is affordable to them, while it would also be very hard to produce new housing because of low rents yielding low profits.
Without housing subsidization programs such as the Section 8 Housing voucher program, it would be nearly impossible for low income families to find housing that they could afford. It would also be very difficult for new housing to be created due to the low generation of rent and the surplus of housing (i.e. lots of empty rooms with fewer renters willing to pay). Although if this were to occur, rent price would decline, in turn just hurting the economy and still leaving it hard to build new properties. Without programs like this, many people in America would be homeless and the economy would be hurting even more than it already is due to low income families finding it hard to locate and pay for affordable housing.
From a cost and benefit perspective on the voucher program;...
...Section 8 Housing Pros and Cons
Section 8 Housing Pros and Cons
May 16, 2010
Section 8 Housing Pros and Cons
Section 8 is government assistance to help low-income families obtain safe, decent, and affordable housing. A perspective section 8 tenant must apply to a local Public Housing Agency. When an eligible tenant comes to the top of the Public Housing Agency’s housing choice voucher waiting list, the Public Housing Agency issues a housing choice voucher to the tenant. Tenants who receive Section 8 vouchers are responsible for finding their own rental housing. The vouchers they receive from their housing agency are to help pay the rent.
This is good for both the renter and the landlord; the amount of money section 8 pays for rent varies based on the voucher holder's qualifications. Once a voucher holder locates a property and is approved by the property manager, there is a string of events that take place. The voucher holder fills out a form that the property manager signs. The voucher holder submits this form to his/her case worker at the Public Housing Agency. The case worker executes a contract with the property manager. This contract authorizes the Public Housing Agency to make subsidy payments on behalf of the tenant. If the tenant...
Sandwich Blitz and Integrity
The eight steps toward integrity is something that all corporations and businesses should strive to excel at. These eight steps include; doing what we say we will do, doing the right thing, taking responsibility, supporting our own weight, holistic thinking, respecting others, checking the mirror, defining the rules and values. As stated by Bateman and Snell (2012)"Unethical corporate behavior may be the responsibility of an unethical individual, but; it often also reveals a company culture that is ethically lax"(pg. 76). Sandwich Blitz as an organization that is trying to grow and expand should definitely work towards the goal of keeping integrity as a priority. In the example case, I think there are a few of the steps that could fit this Sandwich Blitz situation.
The first step that applies is to do the Right Thing. This entails being cognizant of what is right and wrong and taking steps to follow those principles. Accepting the inspectors offer is essentially the same thing as accepting a bribe. By taking the bribe, they are not doing the right thing. Dalman needs to tell the inspector thanks but no thanks they want to do the right thing, pass the inspection proudly, and respectfully not just take the easy way out.
The second step is to take responsibility. This entails owning up to your mistakes and doing what you need to do to correct it. Dalman has been made aware of how off the...
...Chapter 7: Why do writers allude to the Bible?
I believe that author writers choose to allude to the Bible for easy reference that anyone could recognize. Many people use examples of character of stories to define a point like “he overcame like David over Goliath” or “That was as miraculous as Jesus walking on water” so others pickup on that recognize when used in books. By using that they found a way to sum up an idea of being miraculous, overcoming, or time of greatness by using famous sequences of the Bible. While others use symbol of the Bible to show the purpose for what they are symbolizing, an example in our book Foster tells of another book using the Four Horsemen. The Four Horsemen are the sign, according to the Bible, of Judgment Day but the book that is used as the example they are a group of men after the protagonist to kill her. The author still used a reference from Bible people may or may not have picked up on making it easy to understand their point.
Chapter 2: Choose a meal scene from any literature work or film and apply the ideas of Chapter 2.
Whenever I see meal scenes in movies a lot of drama ensues but then again my mother watches a lot romantic dramas though definitely with this genre tons of drama ensues after meals because a communion of some sort. The meal scene that I remember clearly is from a Tyler Perry movie in which when it ended someone went to the hospital. Let me first set the stage, The movie was set currently at winter retreat...
California Proposition 8 (California Marriage Protection Act) was a state-wide ballot proposition passed in the November 4, 2008 state election that made same sex marriage illegal in California. The vote which won by 52% adds exactly 14 words to the California State Constitution, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." To qualify for the ballot, Proposition 8 needed 694,354 valid petition signatures, equal to 8% of the total votes cast for governor in the November 2006 General Election. The initiative proponents submitted 1,120,801 signatures, and on June 2, 2008, the initiative qualified for the November 4, 2008 election ballot through the random sample signature check. The passage of Prop 8 was a major victory for religious conservatives seeking to ban gay marriage in other states, and a crippling setback for the gay rights movement nationwide.
Prior to prop 8, marriage in the state of California had always been between a man and a woman, but in 1977 the state legislature amended the California Family Code to make it clear that marriage was between a man and a woman. In 2000 the possibility of other states legalizing same sex marriage led to Prop 22 being passed, which restricted California from acknowledging the marriages of same sex couples from other states. The California Supreme Court overturned Prop 22 in May of 2008,...
During the high awareness of proposition 8 SignOnSanDiego.com published two opposing articles regarding the proposition. The first article was titled “Consequences of gay marriage already here” by Charles LiMandri. In this Article LiMandri says “Yes on 8,” he believes in the negative effects of passing the proposition and ultimately disagrees with gay marriage. The second article, “It’s about treating every couple the same” author Harry Mathis feels quit the opposite. Mathis says yes “No on 8,” and speaks to the reader on a very personal level.
Charles LiMandri describes in his article how the effects of legalized gay marriage are affecting the impression of traditional marriage and also affecting schools. LiMandri talks about how legalizing gay marriage also elevates gay couples to the highest position under the law know as a “protected class.” By doing this, anytime an individual, church, teacher or business collide with the desires of a same-sex couple, actions can be instantly defined as discrimination. LiMandi also touches base with the fact that if this proposition is passed, gay couples will not just stop there but continue on in effecting our schools and what our children are taught.
LiMandri obviously does not believe in the legalization of gay marriage, his premises support this. Firstly, he talks about a teacher took her class to see her marry her lesbian partner, and how the pictures...
...16, 1966, ~22:45 UTC
Time docked ~30 minutes
(L-R) Scott, Armstrong
← Gemini 6A Gemini 9A →
Gemini 8 (officially Gemini VIII) was the sixth manned spaceflight in NASA's Gemini program. The mission conducted the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, but suffered the first critical in-space system failure of a U.S. spacecraft which threatened the lives of the astronauts and required immediate abort of the mission. The crew was returned to Earth safely. The only other time this happened was on the flight of Apollo 13.
It was the twelfth manned American flight and the twenty-second manned spaceflight of all time (including X-15 flights over 100 kilometers (54 nautical miles)). Command pilot Neil Armstrong's flight marked the second time a U.S. civilian flew into space (Joseph Albert Walker became the first US civilian on X-15 Flight 90). Armstrong had resigned his commission in the United States Naval Reserve in 1960. The Soviet Union had launched the first civilian, Valentina Tereshkova (also the first woman) aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963.
1.1 Backup crew
1.2 Support crew
2 Mission parameters
2.1 Agena docking
4.1 Agena target vehicle
4.2 Rendezvous and docking
4.5 TV coverage
5 Cause and outcome
7 Spacecraft location
8 See also
10 External links
...In the November 2008 United States election cycle, the state of California had Proposition 8 on the ballot. This was in response to the state legalizing gay marriage through the judicial system. After the legalization of the practice, opponents of gay marriage were able to put Proposition 8 on the ballot in an attempt to overturn the court ruling. Ultimately they were successful, but not without millions of dollars in campaign advertising. This paper will examine the main advertisement named, 'Gathering Storm'. This ad was shown throughout the state, and in retrospect seems to have turned the tide of the Proposition 8 battle, helping enormously to swing voters in favor of banning marriage between two members of the same sex.
The advertisement itself was, like many political ads, targeting a wide demographic of 'swing voters', voters who historically can fall on either side of an issue. It was played at prime time on regular rotation, but appeared to target a cross section of the population consisting of young to middle age professionals. The producers of the ad also seemed to be acutely aware of the wide range of diversity within California by making sure that all racial demographics had a speaking role in the ad. It is possible that this is an intentional choice by the creators of the ad as well, seeing as how the opponents of Proposition 8 often countered arguments by portraying the supporters as bigots who were...