Saturday, January 13, 2018

A third way toward entitlement reform: Time limits on housing benefits

Via Billy

Several states have considered and implemented time limits on the number of years people can live in public housing, not funded by the federal government, if they agree to an incentive program in advance. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

President Trump has stated his intention to focus on entitlement reform. While House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to move forward on this issue, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has stated that major entitlement reform is off the table unless there is clear bipartisan support.

By all accounts, there is almost no chance of this happening before the 2018 midterm elections.

There is however, a third way toward entitlement reform which would neither require cutting or increasing any programs and which may not even require new legislation. This third way would be to direct the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to allow housing authorities to time limit housing benefits for nonsenior, able-bodied adults.

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