Posted by sim0ne on March 29, 2001 at 19:47:45:
In Reply to: Roommate is not the issue here... posted by Saguaro on March 25, 2001 at 22:57:57:
Assuming that this woman has lived in and maintained this apartment for many years, it is her HOME. It is wrong to ask her to move simply because she does not pay 1/2 of the rent, indeed it is unfair. If she owned the apartment and rented part of it to pay her mortgage, would that be unfair? Simply because something is deemed legal or illegal does not make it moral, ethical, fair or just.
: Being eldery does not make someone above the law.
: If she can't afford even 1/2 the rent, she needs further assistance than a roommate. What would happen if her roommate doesn't pay the rent on time or moves out ?
: Tell your eldery friend about the SCRIE program, available to all low income seniors. Help her apply for affordable housing (and perhaps a smaller apartment). Are her kids aware of the situation ?
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