BestKeptSecrets · August 19, 2020 at 11:05 am
Does the board realize teachers are amongst those struggling for affordable housing? Most families are one pay check from being homeless. Push for affordable housing. A major rental agency in this community negates many, many applicants because their income falls short. Is this on purpose? Intentional? Does it keep the low income families out of the area. How about the teachers who reside in neighboring counties? Do the tax payers understand they are paying for these teachers children to attend our public schools for free? They reside in other counties and their children are permitted to attend the county schools. This is a costly benefit that goes on the tax payers back. If Fauquier county had affordable, fair, ethical housing, it would help prevent homelessness. Teachers, nurses, social workers could live in the area they are employed. If you do not qualify for subsidized housing, and are forced to live in an apartment and pay for laundering, this can add on $100 a month or more. Laundering is not cheap folks.
Succor Executive · August 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm
I have a question, are their any board members who have actually been homeless before and/or lived in the FSS shelters? If so i would love to hear their story, if not then I believe the board is missing a vital component to providing and understanding the needs of those who are homeless!