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This is a sidebar to the disabled housing story - DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

5.19.99

by Sarah Gonser

Provided by The Tahoe Area Coordinating Council for the Disabled



People with disabilities

–Approximately 4,700 South Lake Tahoe residents have some type of disability.




–About 870 South Lake Tahoe residents are severely disabled.

–In 1996, 432 South Lake Tahoe residents received Supplemental Security Income because they were blind or disabled.

–In 1997, 496 South Lake Tahoe residents received Social Security due to disabilities.

Low income housing

–Fair Market Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in South Lake Tahoe, set by Housing and Urban Development, is $529 per month.

–According to federal law, affordable housing is 30 percent of a person’s gross monthly income.

–A person living on Supplemental Security Income alone, spending 30 percent of their income on rent, could only afford $192 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

–Extremely low-income earners, spending 30 percent of their income on rent, would be able to spend $272.50 per month.

–Low-income earners, spending 30 percent of their income on rent, would be able to spend $453.75.


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