For the next 20 years landlords will receive the same amount that they are currently receiving in rent. Tenants receive the Title Deeds to their rental spaces, & the money saved by tenants (from not payin rent) can be used to fix up their spaces & live sustainably. After approximately 40 years, Americans will save more than $20 billion per year in taxes, whereas currently there is no plan to get off our perpetual payment of Section 8, & the unsustainable living conditions that come with it.
This FULL petition can be signed online (below) &/or downloaded here- more information regarding logistics is provided below.
Section 1: Information About & Annual Cost of Section 8:
The often amended “Section 8″ of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437f) was started during The Great Depression, & today- after several subsequent amendments, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 4.8 million low-income households as of 2008.
In 2010, Over $20 Billion Was Allocated On Behalf of These Rent & Housing-Related Subsidiary Programs:
- paying private landlords monthly rent for ~4 million rental units.
- Rural Rental Assistance.
- Rural Housing Loans.
- Rural Rental Housing Loans.
- Home Investment Partnerships (HOME).
- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
- Housing for Special Populations (Elderly and Disabled).
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
- Emergency Shelter Grants.
- The Supportive Housing program.
- The Single Room Occupancy program.
- The Shelter Plus Care program.
- The Home Ownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE) program.
- Over 1 million public housing units owned by the government.
- The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides “tenant-based rental assistance” so a tenant can move from one unit to another, or to apply their monthly voucher towards the purchase of a home. The maximum allowed voucher is $2,000 a month. Over $17 billion going towards such purchases each year.
- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have created a program called Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), or HUD-VASH, which distributes roughly 10,000 vouchers per year at a cost of roughly $75 million per year to eligible homeless & otherwise vulnerable U.S. armed forces veterans.
2. Rental Housing Analysis:
There are 43,267,432 renter-occupied households, containing 110,175,847 residents (National Multifamily Housing Council, 2016), & 3,213,000 vacant rental units (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016). 43,267,432 (renter-occupied households) plus 3,213,000 (vacant rental spaces) = 46,480,432 total rental living spaces available.
“Renter-occupied structures” include:
Single-Family Units: 15,194,827 structures with 47,652,188 residents living in them
2 to 4 Units: 7,777,641 households, containing 19,008,529 residents.
5 or More Units: 18,299,474 households, containing 37,831,895 residents.
Mobile Homes: 1,955,026
The vague “5 or More Units” category within the “Rental Households” section:
The “5 or More Units” category also represents “rental towns” like Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village in New York City, where (in most cases) “all rental income is allocated to a single landowner” every month:
[Above photo use protected under First Amendment & Fair Use, from “Blackstone to Buy Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town for $5.3 Billion” by Hui-Yong Yu]
Examining “The Power Structure of Rent“:
Though many people haven’t given it a second thought, rental situations like those in the above photos are quite common, but do these situations breed extreme wealth inequality?
Well, you may have heard that- on average- CEOs Earn ~355 times the amount of the average employee earns, while in fast food industries (& other places) wealth inequality is be even more divided:
“Wealth inequality” can appear even more obscene among rental situations:
How The Above Scenarios Have Led to Gross Inequality in Land Ownership:
10% of the population currently owns 82 percent of the real estate (and 81 percent of the stocks and 88 percent of the bonds), & the top 5% of landowners [not five percent of the total population] own 75% of that land!
How is This Even Possible?!?!
Well, according to Business Insider, 10 companies basically own nearly every major product on the market:
Again, click to enlarge:
Which Brings Us To…
Statistics On Renters…
The Rental Class is Facing Real Hardships:
Half of all tenants nationwide pay more than 30 percent of their actual income in rent. It’s considered the worst time in 36 years to be a renter in America- the highest cost burden recorded by Zillow since the real estate firm began tracking the figure in 1979.
One in every four renting households spends at least 50 cents of every dollar they earn on rent.
Currently Tenants usually pay $500-$2000 per month in rent, while Property Owners tend to pay $500-$2000 per year in Property Taxes ( visit your local County Assessor’s office to research how much the annual fee for property taxes of your address costs). Tenants currently are spend way too much for housing, & they don’t get to keep what they earn. Because they pay everything they have for the cost of living- many will never qualify to purchase a home- thus becoming “rental slaves” for life.
There is no production of resources (no generation of GDP) through paying rent; the same money used to pay rent could instead be used to help families live sustainably & get ahead in life. A “rent-dependent society” bogs ALL of us down & keeps us ALL from getting ahead- thus keeping our nation strapped in debt.
Landlords & Property Managers often create Arbitrary & Capricious rules & regulations which increase the cost of living for tenants by preventing them from living sustainably- growing food, composting, getting solar panels, improving building insulation, etc. These typical & oppressive policies are destructive to the environment, ecosystems, & families in general, thereby forcing the family’s dependence upon the commercial system in a way which abrogates their access to Constitutional Common Law (which protects homesteading).
Articles On The Burdens Tenants Are Enduring:
Low Mortgage Rates Are Great- But Most Can’t Qualify (Associated Press, September 9th, 2011)
More Americans Are Renting, and Paying More, as Homeownership Falls by Dionne Searcey (New York Times, June 24, 2015)
Average San Francisco Rent Skyrockets to $4,225 Per Month by Robert Wilde (Breitbart, June 4, 2015)
Silicon Valley’s Low-Income Renters Find Few Protections from Predatory Landlords by Jennifer Wadsworth (San Jose Inside, March 14, 2016)
“Debt, Mortgage, & The Law Merchant” (history of real estate corruption by Christ’s Lawful Assembly)
Eminent Domain All Rental Spaces
Give Title Deeds to The Spaces To Tenants
Re-Allocate “the $20 billion per year” we currently spend on Section 8 in order to “buy out landlords”
We use “Eminent Domain” in order to “Take All Rental Spaces” & “Give New Title Deeds to the Rental Spaces to the Tenants who inhabit those spaces” via “Re-Allocating the $20 Billion per Year (plus State and local subsidies) we currently spend via taxes in order to fund Section 8“ in order to “Buy Out Landlords” so they’ll receive “the same amount they currently receive from rent for the next 20 years”. This gives us a strategy “to reduce taxes by over $20 billion per year” in a way that won’t cause economic collapse, whereas currently there is no plan to get off our perpetual dependence on paying for Section 8, & the unsustainable living conditions that come with it. Along with their “Title Deeds to their spaces”, Tenants will receive a copy of their “Rights & Responsibilities” as new owners, (i.e. code compliance, property taxes, etc.) as society is allocated heirloom seeds & educational materials to help people “live sustainably & with great abundance” from wherever they’re at. The money saved by tenants (from not paying rent) can be used to fix up their spaces & live sustainably.
[Mathew 5:5, photo graphic from “Militia of the Imaculata“]
Real estate mogul Donald Trump on why he thinks “Eminent Domain is wonderful” when used to benefit the public:
A Second Video: Donald Trump endorsing Eminent Domain:
Land ownership in U.S. is statistically unfair today due to early unconstitutional land grabs followed by inheritance of those deeds to many of today’s landlord class:
All original Land Title Deeds in the United States were originally forged by Incorporated County Governments &/or real estate agencies (ie “The Virginia Company of London“), & all subsequent Title Deeds were unconstitutional in that there “was no signed Contract with the local Native American nation” (thus violating The Treaty Clause of The Constitution).
When such Treaties were signed, they were cases of EXTORTION which ended up violating both Native American people and the general population of The United States; most Americans ended up now today upon “rental & mortgage treadmills” while “the property rights attached to the Estates” were handed down to the heirs of the original real estate Claimants, & are now either being managed OR mis-managed by those Estates.
Please Sign & Share The Petition (Download the Petition to collect signatures in your area):
Note: If you have any questions, concerns, or statistics to bring to our attention, please contact Distance@WildWillpower.org.
Office of Housing Choice Voucher Assistance: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv
: “Rental Assistance Is Effective But Serves Only a Fraction of Eligible Households”(PDF). Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Retrieved October 2015: http://www.cbpp.org//sites/default/files/atoms/files/2-24-09hous-sec2.pdf
Rural Rental Assistance: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/396
Rural Housing Loans: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/401
Rural Rental Housing Loans: http://ruralhousingcoalition.org/section-515-rural-rental-housing-loans
Home Investment Partnerships: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/index.cfm
Community Development Block Grants: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/communitydevelopment/programs
Housing for Special Populations: http://www.cswst2.com/category/housing-for-special-populations/
Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/
Emergency Shelter Grants: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless/programs/esg
Supportive Housing Program: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD%3Fsrc%3D/hudprograms/supportive-housing
Single Room Occupancy Program: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless/programs/sro
Shelter Plus Care Program: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless/programs/splusc
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/
Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/vash
The Housing Choice Voucher Program: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv
United States Department of Veterans Affairs website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs
: Federal Reserve Bank data in Left Business Observer, April 3, 1996, p. 5: http://www.endgame.org/landlords-facts.html
: Geisler, Rural Sociology 1993, 58(4): 532-546: http://www.endgame.org/landlords-facts.html
“Incorporated County Governments”: about Vice Admiralty Courts: http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1179.html
About The Treaty Clause of The Constitution: http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/2/essays/90/treaty-clause
Definition of EXTORTION on Black’s Law Dictionary: http://thelawdictionary.org/extortion/
Definition of SUBVERSION: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/subversion
: Zillow Research Regarding “Worst Renters Have Had It In 30 Years”: http://www.zillow.com/research/q2-2015-rent-mortgage-affordability-10268/#_edn2
: 2013 analysis from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/08/13/3691430/zillow-median-renter-report/
: Definition of “Gross Domestic Product” on Investopedia: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gdp.asp#ixzz42LxaCmCr
Definition of “HEIR” on Black’s Law Dictionary: http://thelawdictionary.org/heir/