WHAT THE FUTURE OF DISABILITY AND HOUSING LOOKS LIKE AFTER CORONAVIRUS

To all my readers out there. I penned an article last week and to my alarm, as I now understand it, the article was inaccurate. I apologise for this unfortunate blunder and have since been provided with the correct information.

Sheryl Chavez is a lady who has an extremely disabled baby son called Alister.

She had been residing in her home for 8 years in Edenton, North Carolina, which she rented. However, her lease was terminated, and COVID 19 had created a significant housing crisis in her neighbourhood, and there was an unexpected flood of people buying up every available home, which caused the housing market to explode.

Sheryl Chavez received her notice on July 24th.

Her landlord had decided to cash in on this red-hot housing market, and so did every landlord for an hours drive, and every rental property in the city has been vacated and is up for sale.

People from all over the city have been evicted and their houses sold.

There are 300 homes for sale in a city of 4,000, and one for rent, which was recently sold is now up for rent again – a one bedroom which used to rent for $450 a month, is now up for rent for $825 a month.

This is the long and short of it, and this major housing crisis has made renting impossible, and there are no homes for over an hour away, and the available ones are at a far higher cost due to the severe housing deficit.

What makes this situation more serious is that Sheryl Chavez who was a Correctional Sergeant for a men’s maximum-security prison, got injured while on duty, and fired while on workers compensation, but was refused her pension because of a technicality. The technicality was because she’d only worked for 4 and a half years and she needed to work 5 years, so was denied her pension.

Therefore Sheryl Chavez was put on extended person illness, and not workers compensation, and she was forced to fight for federal disability which is still ongoing.

Sheryl Chavez has a seriously disabled baby boy, who was born with severe nervous system damage supposedly due to a medication she was on, however, I will come back to that at a later date.

This lady is now going to be homeless very shortly with a seriously disabled baby, and there’s absolutely nothing she can do about it, and will ultimately be living in her car with her disabled son, and the state doesn’t appear to want to assist her in any way.

This is a lady that never paid her rent late in the 8 years that she lived in her home, but her landlord Thelma Halsey decided that she was going to evict Sheryl and her son Alister because she wanted to sell the property, and now she can’t afford to rent anywhere else because all property prices have gone up since COVID, and it seems that everyone is on the bandwagon, and doesn’t give a damn about another human being, especially an innocent child.

This woman isn’t looking for a handout, all she wants is for somewhere she can call home for her extremely disabled son, it’s not much to ask in today’s society, where we’re supposed to be more understanding and tolerant of disabled people, particularly children.

Things in America have now sunk to a new low, raising debate over who cares for these special needs children, and the US Government should be giving support to these children, but so far it doesn’t appear that there are any tangible benefits for the disability population.

Sheryl Chavez had made the property her home, for her son and herself, and any possessions that she has, she won’t be able to take with her because she will have nowhere else to put them, so she will not only lose her possessions, she will lose her memories as well – where is President Joe Biden when people need him, the person who spoke so profoundly of disabilities and the need to support them!

Joe Biden said that he believed that everyone should be treated with dignity and have a fair shot at getting ahead, well, Sheryl Chavez isn’t being treated with dignity nor is her son Alister, and so far, I’ve not seen anyone from the Government helping them getting ahead.

What I have seen is people blowing smoke out of their posterior, seen to be doing things to help, but not doing anything at all!

Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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