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MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 12:18 PM
       MA Homebase (by Dan [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 12:54 PM
       MA Homebase (by Vee [OH]) Aug 14, 2015 1:38 PM
       MA Homebase (by myob [GA]) Aug 14, 2015 1:46 PM
       MA Homebase (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 2:22 PM
       MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 2:24 PM
       MA Homebase (by myob [GA]) Aug 14, 2015 2:35 PM
       MA Homebase (by Steve [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 3:29 PM
       MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 6:03 PM
       MA Homebase (by bet [MA]) Aug 14, 2015 6:29 PM
       MA Homebase (by Brian [CA]) Aug 14, 2015 6:44 PM
       MA Homebase (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Aug 15, 2015 3:43 AM
       MA Homebase (by bet [MA]) Aug 15, 2015 5:28 AM
       MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Aug 15, 2015 5:32 AM
       MA Homebase (by Vee [OH]) Aug 15, 2015 11:22 AM
       MA Homebase (by ramon [MA]) Oct 5, 2016 1:14 PM
       MA Homebase (by jalise provost [MA]) Nov 26, 2016 7:56 AM
       MA Homebase (by Frank [NJ]) Nov 26, 2016 6:37 PM
       MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Nov 27, 2016 6:11 PM
       MA Homebase (by I have morals [MA]) Dec 16, 2016 2:32 AM
       MA Homebase (by Melissa [MA]) Jan 23, 2017 8:59 AM
       MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Jan 24, 2017 7:51 AM
       MA Homebase (by Someone who is in the shoes [MA]) Mar 9, 2017 5:40 PM
       MA Homebase (by Someone who is in the shoes [MA]) Mar 9, 2017 5:42 PM
       MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Mar 10, 2017 9:36 AM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 10, 2017 11:51 AM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 10, 2017 10:37 PM
       MA Homebase (by elliot [RI]) Mar 11, 2017 4:54 AM
       MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Mar 11, 2017 11:26 AM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 11, 2017 12:45 PM
       MA Homebase (by Still Learning [NH]) Mar 11, 2017 9:02 PM
       MA Homebase (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Mar 12, 2017 8:27 AM
       MA Homebase (by MA HB [MA]) Mar 27, 2017 10:36 AM
       MA Homebase (by Mouse [MA]) Mar 28, 2017 9:51 AM
       MA Homebase (by Tia Jones [MA]) Apr 1, 2017 2:26 AM
       MA Homebase (by MA HB [MA]) Apr 1, 2017 5:00 AM
       MA Homebase (by Someone who is the shoes [MA]) Apr 30, 2017 1:36 PM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) May 1, 2017 2:31 PM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) May 1, 2017 2:42 PM
       MA Homebase (by Looking for apartment [MA]) Aug 22, 2017 1:17 PM
       MA Homebase (by cmp014 [MA]) Aug 24, 2017 3:14 PM
       MA Homebase (by S i d [MO]) Aug 31, 2017 8:53 AM
       MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Aug 31, 2017 12:44 PM
       MA Homebase (by Leanne [MA]) Sep 22, 2017 9:11 AM
       MA Homebase (by JR [ME]) Sep 22, 2017 9:34 AM
       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 22, 2017 11:08 PM
       MA Homebase (by Teresa [MA]) May 21, 2018 12:39 AM
       MA Homebase (by T [MA]) Jun 7, 2018 3:20 PM
       MA Homebase (by Johnny B. [MA]) Jun 7, 2018 4:27 PM
       MA Homebase (by S i d [MO]) Jun 8, 2018 2:02 PM
       MA Homebase (by Jennifer [MA]) Jun 29, 2018 11:19 PM
       MA Homebase (by NE [PA]) Jun 30, 2018 4:42 AM
       MA Homebase (by Unknown [MA]) Sep 13, 2018 10:51 AM
       MA Homebase (by J [FL]) Sep 13, 2018 1:20 PM
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       MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 13, 2018 7:02 PM
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MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 12:18 PM
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The Homebase Housing Vouchers are out in force again. It is illegal for a LL in MA to say they don't accept it, can't say the apartment doesn't pass ( LL is required to make it pass), can't claim it is a MTM ( required to comply with program).They pay 1st last & Security and the first year. My problem with it is that there is no plan after the first year and it is likely to end in a lengthy and expensive eviction that ruins any profits gained during the year and LL is left with a judgement that they will never be able to collect on. My screening criteria is 3x rent. Program says I must go with 3x tenants portion of rent. What if that is zero? Am I really expected to hand over the keys to somebody with no income when an unreliable housing program is only paying the first year? What do they expect is going to happen? Their only answer is that the LL has to accept their program, make the unit comply, and structure the lease to accommodate their requirements. My screening criteria is high so I have limited risk but I wonder how long before they try to make LLs alter their screening criteria to accommodate these program. They are literally shifting the burden of the homeless shelters onto private LLs. --71.10.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by Dan [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 12:54 PM
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They don't always pay the first year. Sometimes, it is only 3 or 6 months depending on the persons circumstances. As you are alluding to, they do absolutely nothing to help the person get back on their feet other than throw money at the rent. And my experience has been that these people who apply and get this funding are the ones who have no desire to work or better themselves. So as soon as the money stops, you get no more rent and you must evict. It is a horrible attempt by the state to fix a problem. --50.169.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 1:38 PM
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Here in the big city there is a similar program called rapid rehousing, like Dan says they throw up 3 months rent and hope the tenant will keep gas in the car so it runs, they have such bad credit the utility company wont let them have gas or electricity, the water is sent to me and I make a copy for them to pay - suddenly they are very short of funds. I explain the the housing office I need more money, cant push a sinking ship out to sea, I hear a big sigh and can I work with them, where do they work? I already have 2 part time jobs and fixing these houses up too? Klik... --75.94.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 1:46 PM
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can't your require a credit score above say 580. that should knock most off the list? No matter what program or NON- program? --74.184.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 2:22 PM
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Dan(MA) has absolutely nailed it. I tried Homebase twice. Each time ended up with an eviction.

These marginal applicants simply STAY marginal after the money stops flowing = eviction. --66.30.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 2:24 PM
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I do require good credit. Also, no evictions or negative housing records EVER, no criminal history and good LL references. No Smokers and No pets. Narrows down my applicant pool...and I'm OK with that. A lot of these people don't have bad credit because they have never had a credit card or car loan to default on, and most have relatives willing to co-sign (because they don't want them living in their house). Very few have a clean eviction record, I suppose that is why they are living in the shelters. I'm just frustrated that the people spending all our tax money on this program do not understand that it is a false promise setting them up for failure. At least Section 8 is more honest- it's setting them up for lifelong dependency. Meanwhile, the low income housing projects are advertising vacancies. Is there no one in the entire Housing Authority who can pair the low income voucher holders with the low income housing projects? I don't think it is because they won't take the low income housing, I hear the shelter hotels are pretty bad. --71.10.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 2:35 PM
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you can't have criteria that says "no previous evictions within the past 10 years"?

They DO have something in common then-- they have eviction records.

Please don't say sec 8 is more honest-- you are or you aren't honest and none of these programs are HONESTLY HELPING ANYONE-- HONESTLY! --74.184.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 3:29 PM
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I concur with Dan. I tried it twice & will let a unit sit empty before ever considering another Home Base applicant. If you have the right rental criteria you can easily find a way to eliminate 99.99% of Home Base applicants from any real consideration. --108.7.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 6:03 PM
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I agree. I'm just frustrated with the ones who act like they won the lottery with their " guaranteed" rent voucher. Especially when they feel the need to explain the program to me, I've already been schooled on it....in Housing Court trying to get an eviction. --71.10.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 6:29 PM
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My daily incoming calls are flooded with these applicants. It is discriminatory to treat their applications more favorable over the regular market. All have to have decent credit, good LL references, 3xs the rent, no smoking, no pets, rent auto draft, etc etc. None have qualified thus far. But I wonder what will happen when the gov figures out the shelters are not emptying out. They want to stick us with unqual applicants and then there is no support on the other end at the courthouse. Right now voice mail and online applications are the best tools. --74.104.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Brian [CA]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 6:44 PM
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Can you require a holding deposit(1 months rent or whatever) from a prospect once they are approved. I know Sec 8 wont pay until after the inspection and the tenants rarely have more than a couple hundred bucks for holding deposit.

--71.136.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2015 3:43 AM
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Another technique I use to handle unqualified and/or "dangerous class" applicants is to say:

"I'd love to show you the apartment. How does Saturday 9am work? Oh, and call me at 8am to confirm you'll be there at 9"

I schedule them ALL for Sat 9am. Hardly anyone calls and almost no one shows up. Then I just sit on their applications "awaiting further information" since then never completely fill out the application.

Most I screen out over the phone. But when I sense that I'm dealing with someone who could be a Section 8 or Homebase whiner, I schedule them for Sat 9am. --66.30.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2015 5:28 AM
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Saturday mornings as very quiet around here as well, could never figure that out. --74.104.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2015 5:32 AM
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So funny- I guess great minds do think alike! It is Saturday 8:30a.m. Right now and I am heading to my showings. --71.10.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2015 11:22 AM
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Just caughtwind of this --> //toprightnews.com/maine-just-put-welfare-leeches-in-their-place-every-american-needs-to-see-what-happened-next/ --75.94.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by ramon [MA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2016 1:14 PM
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--66.87.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by jalise provost [MA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2016 7:56 AM
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Hi my name is halide and I've been looking for somewhere that takes home base. I have a two year old and one on the way..I have been sleep in in a car for almost 3 months if you guys have any openings please contact me asap.. 14133881744 --24.179.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2016 6:37 PM
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If anyone wants I've a 10 foot pole they can borrow. --70.208.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2016 6:11 PM
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The bank doesn't give me a loan if I don't have income so I don't give apartments solely on home base. They say I'm gonna get a job. I say get the job and then call me. --96.233.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by I have morals [MA]) Posted on: Dec 16, 2016 2:32 AM
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You are horrible people and I pray that god puts you one day in these poor peoples shoes. --172.56.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by Melissa [MA]) Posted on: Jan 23, 2017 8:59 AM
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To "I have morals" I know it sounds rough but check back with us after you've tried to make ends meet while covering 3 month lost rent, lawyer/court fees, the bonded movers and storage for their crap and repairs for all the damage they caused not to mention the drama they usually cause that may or may not drive out your good tenants. You have to be selective and this program is a nice handout for the tenants but it does nothing to protect the landlords. I am always very firm on my #1 rule "no prior evictions" and am very grateful that masscourts.org makes it all public. --76.119.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2017 7:51 AM
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One of my associates just lost $7k on a homebase tenant when it ran out and the judge decided to drag the case out for several months. --96.92.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Someone who is in the shoes [MA]) Posted on: Mar 9, 2017 5:40 PM
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To all that have the stigma about people living in homeless shelters. I am a family of four. I do work as a pharmacy licensed tech. I am furthering my education. But with the pay I get it does not cover 1,400.00 rent for even a 2 bdrm apt. So Im not just trying to live off the goverment and I am staying in a shelter no evictions no drug use no felony. Just a hard working mom trying to find an affordable home for my kids. But its people like those ones that make it hard for us to have a chance to find an apt with homebase or any other program. So just know that not everyone that stays in a shelter or on these programs are lazy. Some of us just need a chance. --172.58.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Someone who is in the shoes [MA]) Posted on: Mar 9, 2017 5:42 PM
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To all that have the stigma about people living in homeless shelters. I am a family of four. I do work as a pharmacy licensed tech. I am furthering my education. But with the pay I get it does not cover 1,400.00 rent for even a 2 bdrm apt. So Im not just trying to live off the goverment and I am staying in a shelter no evictions no drug use no felony. Just a hard working mom trying to find an affordable home for my kids. But its people like those ones that make it hard for us to have a chance to find an apt with homebase or any other program. So just know that not everyone that stays in a shelter or on these programs are lazy. Some of us just need a chance. --172.58.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Mar 10, 2017 9:36 AM
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We understand your situation but please tell me when the money that Homebase was providing runs out, where will it come from? We are not hotels, we look for long term rentals. Long term is not less than a year. --96.92.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 10, 2017 11:51 AM
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For those that are posting in a negative way,start praying for different things,and keep your pants on instead of dropping them .If you did you wouldn't have all these problems,so you wouldn't need Homebase or any other base. Charlie...................................... --174.199.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 10, 2017 10:37 PM
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To the one with the morals,you can pray all you want to whatever God you choose and most people would never find themselves in a predictiment like these people do. Talk sense. ..............Charlie...................................................you could even stand on your head while you pray................................ --174.199.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2017 4:54 AM
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I swear it is the defective genes some of unlucky people happen to inherit.

I have seen plenty of local born made it/failed, immigrants made it/failed (legal or illegal).

If you are born average or below, you can't HOPE to become a genius one day without God's miracle. So, just face the reality and make the best out of it..

The root of all the evil is progression of human society. Before all the Internet craze, there were jobs for smarts and stupids at most every local cities and towns.. Now, the evil enterprises keep finding cheaper countries to exploit..

Back to MA Homebase, what do we do with the ones who carry the defective genes? leave it to the Gov't who happen to employed quite a bunch with different defective chromosomes, or private sector?

Can Gov't cure cancer or any disease? Or it is Gov't job to cure disease? The answer is obvious. "survival of the fittest" applies here too.. --24.34.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2017 11:26 AM
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This post seems to have revived itself and taken a turn for the worse. The negativity wasn't aimed at the people for using the program. It was about the politicians who dreamed it up. They created it to decrease the number of homeless and "in danger of homeless" who they had living in hotels. The news station were all over them about how the numbers were increasing so they needed a way to make those numbers go down - and quick. So they created this program where the homeless tenants got the money to get them out of the hotels and into private housing. But there was no consideration as to what would happen when the program money ended. They set the tenants and the landlords up to fail, but still called the program a success because they did manage to get the number of homeless families in hotels down. They didn't do a lot of these people a favor by giving them these vouchers. Some of these tenancies ended in evictions , making the people it was supposed to help worse off then when they started.Nobody will ever know the real number of failed vs. successful tenancies. The tenants aren't blameless victims. They deserve the evictions if they don't pay the rent but most will take that over living in a shelter. By the way, the politicians here just gave themselves a big fat raise. --66.189.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2017 12:45 PM
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Elliot, you really think they want a cure for cancer,if they have a cure ,there isn't any money in that, what would all these people do who make such unbelievable salaries, they might have to find areal job and have to work for a living,they probably wouldn't last a week?. Charlie ...............................................and the pharmaceutical companies, who'ld make up all that easy money? --174.199.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2017 9:02 PM
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Someone who is in the shoes (MA). Look up information on "family promise" or "interfaith hospitality network" programs in MA. These are group of churches that are part of a national program to help homeless families. If you are accepted into the program you and other families will live in the churches and do move each week but the children will stay in the same school. Meals are eaten family style as a group and help is available for school, jobs, etc. Most families leave the program moving into stable housing feeling thankful for the help and support they were given. Good luck. --98.172.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2017 8:27 AM
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I hate to sound hard -hearted, but this is an honest question for the Homebase voucher holders. I assume that the vouchers are for Boston or other high priced rental markets in MA.

My question is:

Why do you stay in your expensive city? Wouldn't you be better off moving to a less expensive city/town?

I work at a hospital in Spokane , WA. I know there are single mother pharmacy techs working in my hospital who are supporting their families. They are making $17 - 19 an hour. Positions go unfilled. The hospital will help pay for tuition for career advancement. A modest house will rent for $1200 a month in Spokane.

My husband and I used to live near Seattle, WA where housing costs have soared in recent years. We have some wealth, but STILL thought we would better off in our retirement to move to a less expensive place.

So, why do you stay in these expensive areas? --98.145.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by MA HB [MA]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2017 10:36 AM
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Any MA landlords looking to accept homebase. Looking for a place asap. Will not be a deadbeat. 2 adults and 1 four year old. --76.118.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Mouse [MA]) Posted on: Mar 28, 2017 9:51 AM
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MA HB, what part of MA? --174.233.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Tia Jones [MA]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2017 2:26 AM
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Hi if there is anyone taking HomeBase can you please get back to me I have a fixed income and there is one adult and two children please get back to me thank you --100.0.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by MA HB [MA]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2017 5:00 AM
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MOUSE

North shore to Boston. Really willing to consider anywhere in MA. --76.118.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Someone who is the shoes [MA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 1:36 PM
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When the homebase money runs out I have stable income and savings. The reason some of us are in this position is not because we don't work or have too many kids( which I only have 2) it's because we don't have the support from our own families like most do and I don't mean financially. Also mental illness. Maybe their spouse cannot help them because of a mental illness such as CPTSD. I surprised I even got a response back on this. I surprised I even came back to this site to read the response. But I'm not surprised of the responses. ... --172.58.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 2:31 PM
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Why would anyone have even one child,if they couldn't take care of themselves? Not to talk about two children. I immigrated to North America with £20 in my pocket(money belt) wouldn't dream of taking a handout.Why should I.I was healthy and able to work.Why should I impose my laziness on someone else's generosity..........Charlie.......................................................... --174.199.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 2:42 PM
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Frank in New Jersey, I know it's been several months since you posted, but where can I find one of those ten foot poles you had and what thickness is it,and I hope it's not too heavy.Let me know.......Charlie....................................................................... --174.199.xx.xx




MA Homebase (by Looking for apartment [MA]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2017 1:17 PM
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I have a full time job and am having trouble finding a 2 bedroom apartment for my daughter and I. Home base isn't a magic voucher it's just help but no one is willing to accept it. I'm searching for a 2 bedroom that will accept home base in Haverhill ma. --208.54.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by cmp014 [MA]) Posted on: Aug 24, 2017 3:14 PM
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Looking for apartment [MA]

Did you have any luck? I will also (hopefully) be eligible for Homebase as well. It will be the way I am able to keep a roof over me and my son's head while I complete an accelerated DNP program (to be a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner). I hope the LL on here luck bc it seems like they are worse off than us, they are definitely more miserable :) --73.186.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 31, 2017 8:53 AM
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I just send word to Mr. LL and web master about this last post...hoping it will be removed soon.

For any of the past three folks who might actually be interested in learning how to get your vouchers accepted vs ranting:

1) If your background is bad, clean up your act and keep it that way for at least 3 years. If your background is good, don't do anything to ruin it. Reputations will follow and either help or haunt you forever. I will check and I will find out what you've been doing since you turned age 18.

2) Realize we've been abused by many of these voucher holders before. You may be a good candidate but the past 3 candidates were terrible. I don't subscribe to "4th time's a charm" thinking, nor am I obliged to. Give me a reason to trust you, not a sob story of why the world has been unfair. Life has been unfair to me too. Deal with it or I'll move onto the next applicant.

3) Don't act like you're doing us a favor if we accept your voucher. It's OUR tax money that's funding YOUR voucher, so basically everyone on this board is helping you get a home for low/no cost to you. Humility will serve better than dropping f-bombs. Quit acting like you deserve something. You deserve nothing. Be gracious about what you receive. Gracious people have a good feel to them. Entitled people give off a bad vibe and I'll trust my gut when I feel it.

4) This house is a valuable asset placed under MY management, not yours. Act like it or I'll find someone else who does.

Nuff feeding the trolls for today. --173.19.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Aug 31, 2017 12:44 PM
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Amen --96.92.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Leanne [MA]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2017 9:11 AM
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I actually agree 100% with the home owners who don't want to rent to someone who is offered homebase, and my family and I are currently staying in a shelter and in search of a landlord who will except Homebase! Unfortunately these state worker's have potentially ruined this program by giving money to people who have either no job or not enough income to maintain the rent after the money runs out! All this did is make landlords never want to rent to anyone who receives Homebase. Now the people who do work and have enough income to sustain the rent by themselves are over looked out of fear that they won't be paid and forced into filling evictions with added court costs. This is the situation Im currently in. My husband and I both work full-time job's, myself as a manager and my husband a foreman of a painting and contracting company. I have a credit score of 669 that I have been steadily building over the past year. We work an average of 45+ hours a week each and are very dedicated, hard working inindividual's. We are financially stable making a combinded income of over 72,000 annually, and have been saving the majority of our money for month's now so we can get out of the shelter unit we are currently in and into a place of our own. I am a deep thinker and have done a lot of planning and work on what rental price we will be able to afford with our income. We are searching for a three bedroom unit for $2,000 a month or less. That leaves enough money for rent bills food clothing ect. Unfortunately even after the fact that we have good jobs, good steady income, good references, and okay credit we still haven't been able to find a landlord who will except homebase. I think the state worker's who are distributing these vouchers to people who clearly can't pay rent after the money is gone should rethink the way they use taxpayers money. This is wasting money and time and destroying the Homebase name. --172.56.xx.x




MA Homebase (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2017 9:34 AM
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Leanne, move to rural Northern Maine. Got jobs here first. Local contractors cry out for decent help. You can find a decent job here, and do well enough to afford a house on your own without the government's help. --98.13.xx.x




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2017 11:08 PM
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JR, they probably won't see these.These are old posts,they're probably dead from starvation by now.Charlie................ And the weather up your way at this time of year,they could never stand it............. --174.199.x.xx




MA Homebase (by Teresa [MA]) Posted on: May 21, 2018 12:39 AM
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Plse plse !!!am in search of a two bed rooms apartment. Any landlord who accepts homebase should contact me ASAP. I am CNA and do have a a full time job. 6142716095 am waiting thanks. --107.242.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by T [MA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2018 3:20 PM
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That doesnt go for everybody! I always worked and i have 2 kids. I got laid off and cpuldnt a%ord the aprtment i was in. I got evicted and qualified for homebase. I hate being on unemployment I want to go back to work. So not all PEOPLE sit on there asses and dont look for a job! Just because you guus own apartments and have moneybyou feel like your better than everyone?? Some people hit rock bottom not all are the same!!! --107.77.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2018 4:27 PM
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This must be the longest lived posting in the history of this discussion board. Itís been resurrected 6 or 7 times over the course of 4 years. --24.147.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2018 2:02 PM
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Johnny B. No doubt. The grammar, punctuation, and spelling of the person responsible for resurrecting it seem to get worse every time, all while attempting to insult us. --173.19.x.xxx




MA Homebase (by Jennifer [MA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2018 11:19 PM
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I have not sat on my ass I have always worked unfortunately the apartment that I was living in was foreclosed on give the landlord didn't want to pay his rent so now I'm in search of an apartment that is Homebase approved which is not easy to find a living in a shelter and it's supposed to be a resource center what side is that this is supposed to be a resource center and there are no resources --66.87.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2018 4:42 AM
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Zombie thread. --74.46.xx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Unknown [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2018 10:51 AM
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I find it very disheartening that many of you LL have become so critical of others that you lack the basic empathy from anyone other than yourselves. Someoneís in a shelter or finds themselves homeless and their written off as criminals, lazy, and uninterested with stabilization. Iíll have you know that some find themselves in situations and predicaments they would not have foreseen. Life happens to the best of us. It does not mean however that we donít need or deserve sustainable housing. Iím 21, a victim of domestic violence, that could no longer live in my town due to an increased fear for my life and the safety of my five month old daughter. I work tremendously hard and want nothing more to establish a life of self sufficiency. I simply just donít have the means to do it all on my own yet and need a helping hand. It really breaks my heart to read this is the way you think of us, especially because some of us are good hardworking people whoíve been dealt a difficult card. --172.58.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2018 1:20 PM
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The Thread That Would Not Die...coming soon to a theatre near you. Rated PG-13. --72.188.xxx.xxx




MA Homebase (by Unknown [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2018 5:36 PM
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Clearly youíre concerned, J. So simple. So uninformed. Your bias and privilege is showing and itís unfortunate that you think the way you do. I feel for you. Remember life can happen to anyone and karma certainly does repay you for what you put into the world. Itís also so unfortunate that your true identity is unknown and that you are only this powerful behind a computer screen. People like you, star belly sneeches, with no regard to the REAL world deserve everything that comes to them and one way or another youíll get it. Parents who are fighting for better for yourself and your family, keep fighting! Keeping working towards your goals and donít let the Jís out here keep you in a place of complacency and doubt. --172.58.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by Unknown [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2018 5:36 PM
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Clearly youíre concerned, J. So simple. So uninformed. Your bias and privilege is showing and itís unfortunate that you think the way you do. I feel for you. Remember life can happen to anyone and karma certainly does repay you for what you put into the world. Itís also so unfortunate that your true identity is unknown and that you are only this powerful behind a computer screen. People like you, star belly sneeches, with no regard to the REAL world deserve everything that comes to them and one way or another youíll get it. Parents who are fighting for better for yourself and your family, keep fighting! Keeping working towards your goals and donít let the Jís out here keep you in a place of complacency and doubt. --172.58.xxx.x




MA Homebase (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2018 7:02 PM
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Isn't this amazing how life was resurrected after all this time. Unknown girl in Massachusetts, life and quirks of life are usually of your own making,and its up to you to get yourself out the same way you got in there,without blaming someone else for your so called misfortune...........charlie.............................................. --32.214.xxx.xx




MA Homebase (by Unknown [MA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2018 1:08 AM
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You all are so sickening, truthfully. Domestic violence is of my own making, huh? Goodness, I hadnít known. Thanks for that Charlie. --172.58.xxx.x



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