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A RAISE IN RENT WITH A RAISE IN PAY

Our rent recently raised,

The Property Manager praised…

“Oh, my honey,

“You’re making GOOD MONEY”–

Now we can take more away!

Section Eight–subsidized rent–

Limits percent housing spent…

Income-based

Advantage erased,

Amounting to thirty percent.

A refuge for us it’s been,

Every refuge has a price within…

Can’t get ahead–

Pay more rent instead,

For a home and a place to live in!

Couldn’t afford our house and land,

Gave up all the dreams we’d planned…

City living

Was unforgiving,

Like walking straight into a scam.

A friend saw troubles in it,

Got us section eight,last minute…

In this refuge

The difference huge,

A bar we can finally chin it.

–Jonathan Caswell