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The Dark Underbelly & Child Support

Many households have never paid bills for themselves: Utilities came with public housing, food stamps helped with groceries and everything else was paid for in cash. Not surprisingly, the priority was to keep receiving benefits and, if possible, increase them. That meant keeping live-in boyfriends – even if one was the father of a child in the household – off the lease lest the man’s income lead to a rent increase. It also meant suggesting to school authorities that a child might have a learning disability – such a designation could bestow nearly $300 a month in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on the household. (School officials reportedly are often eager to comply because excluding hard-to-teach students could boost schoolwide test results.)

Reinventing Public Housing

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