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  •  Last year I contributed from my LIHEAP (10+ / 0-)

    ...refund.  LIHEAP is a federally instituted Home Energy Assistance Program for low income people.  Although the extra funds were welcome, it isn't life saving essential for me living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    This year, however, the management company for our low income, affordable housing apartments lied and stole these monies from us.  The management company, Christian Church Homes (CCH), brought a new attorney on board who said that it was illegal to give us HEAP reimbursements because we did not have individual meters, but our utility costs were estimated and itemized as part of our rents.

    This was the basis on which we had received refunds in the previous 16 years I had lived here.  I did not trust CCH's statement and decided to look into it.  The program is a Federal program administered by he states and counties.  Our local Berkeley office had been closed.  So I called Sacramento, then I called the office in Washington D.C.  I was referred to the local office which is now located in Hayward.

    All three offices reassured me that nothing had changed in the applications, submissions, and reimbursements; the same rules and proceedures applied.

    For us, this reimbursement amounted to about $295.00 per apartment for a year.  With about 80 eligible recipients,, this comes to almost $24 K per year.  If we don't stop this, it will amount to about $75.000 in 3 years.

    Crooks and Criminals!  I'm looking for attorneys to fight this.  I'm not going to let them rob me without a fight.

    Thanks for reading, if you've made it this far.  I hope it will serve as a warning that the 1%er wanta be's are out to get us from many directions.

    So, sorry, but I can't contribute to your warmth this year,  May the heat of my anger help you stay warm, and my love!  

    "Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred.” Vaclav Havel

    by dharmasyd on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:22:00 PM PST

    •  I live in Sacramento (5+ / 0-)

      well south of there, by about 14 miles. If you want me to go get any additional information for you at the main place, I would be more than happy to do that. Let me know in Kosmail.

      Don't watch it dad, you will have brain cells jumping to their suicide. Me, when I learned dad had been watching Fox.

      by glescagal on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:09:57 PM PST

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      •  Could be. (2+ / 0-)
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        Thanks for your offer.  I am working on some other leads that I need to pursue here first.  If I need more info from Sacto, I will take you up on your generous offer.  And I hope all is working out for you and your Kos friend!

        "Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred.” Vaclav Havel

        by dharmasyd on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:28:14 PM PST

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        •  Just let me know (0+ / 0-)

          Only takes about 20 minutes to get there when I remember how to get there. I am severely directionally challenged and this is with the aid of a GPS and living up here for 20 yrs after living in Newark in the bay area. It's quite sad really.
               I spoke with her today and she was feeling a lot less stressed than she was, when I first encountered her in an Ami Bera diary needing pet food, that much I am certain of. I know she plans on writing a thank you diary to everyone and to anyone that gave to her, she is writing to them personally to thank them.

          Don't watch it dad, you will have brain cells jumping to their suicide. Me, when I learned dad had been watching Fox.

          by glescagal on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 12:13:34 AM PST

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