"How much money do actually bring home each month from working?" --Doesn't matter.
"How much money is Section 8 providing in addition to this?"--I stated that already and so you obviously didn't read all that was written or maybe you just did not understand it.
"What is your rent?" --again, doesn't matter.
"What does your lease say about utilities?" --sure doesn't say I am responsible for other people's (upstair's neighbors) electricity usage, and nor would HUD had approved for me to rent this unit if they had known.
"I am going to take a wild guess and say that, like so many other government functions, Section 8 is full of people too dumb to get real jobs and they are just screwing up everything because there is no incentive for them to perform well." -- You can try to insult me all you want but it's just a waste of my time and not helpful, or understanding. I have a 'real job' and work more than full time on call 24/7, and have only had one day off in well over one year.
"They aren't accurately tracking your income, lease dates, etc. That all is probably just a matter of a bunch of phone calls and eventually reaching someone who cares and actually corrects things." -- There is only one person who handles the Section 8 stuff in my area, and I've called, but they just say to 'put it all in writing', so I have.
"It sounds like this is all just a symptom of an income problem." -- Ending up finding out that you are paying for your upstairs neighbors electricity usage is NOT 'just a symptom of an income problem.'
"Where do you work?"---It doesn't matter where I work.
"What types of other work have you done before?" --It doesn't matter what types of work I have done before.
"Can you get a second job?" --No I cannot get a second job because, as I said a few sentences ago, I work on call 24/7 right now.
"There is always a way to bring in some more money, and that could make all this a moot point."---Yeah, I do not know if you are purposely trying to misinterpret, ignore, or simply negate 'all this'--(the issues that I'm dealing with), but you seem to just be focused on trying to denigrate me for qualifying for Section 8 rental assistance.
So I come here for some advice and the first person who responds gives me the most worthless advice I've ever heard
Am hoping someone else has been through this experience of finding out they are paying for another apartments electricity usage and can provide some real, unbiased advice.