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From: domainremoved <Judy>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 04:38:55 +0000 (UTC)

To whom it may concern:
I am writing this letter to advocate for a 65 year-old senior who works hard at his job as a government worker. His name is Chung Foo Kwan, his annual income before tax is $49,000 per year. With overtime, his annual income before tax comes to $70,000 per year. His net income is roughly $4000 per month after tax. After he pays for rent, the amount is barely enough for his 3-person household’s living expense. When he applied to Sequoia Belle Haven at 1221 Willow Road in Menlo Park, CA 94025, he was picked by lottery, but due to the income limit of $59,250 per year, he immediately got disqualified. I would like to put up a question: with the income of $49,000 per year (no overtime), after tax and paying for health insurance, monthly income net to roughly $3000. Is it still possible to maintain a living in the Bay Area after paying for skyrocketed rent? Many households who qualify for this income limit lied to the housing authority; some stay in their children’s home and therefore do not have to pay rent; some pretend that they have a divorce and stay in their spouses’ home; some talked to the employers, so that half of their wages is by check, the other half of the wages is in cash. The employers benefit from it because they pay less then market rate to hire these workers. Mr. Kwan works for the government; he does not hide anything. If Mr. Kwan does not work overtime, it wouldn’t be enough for a living because he needs to pay rent to private landlords, and this is what caused disparity between the rich and the poor.

ThanksJudy Yung Hang Leung
Received on Thu Jun 01 2017 - 21:59:12 PDT

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