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Forum Post: What about Govt subsidized moving assistance?

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 7:03 p.m. EST by JonFromSLC (-107) from West Valley City, UT
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No guarantees of a job once you get to where you're going, and no guarantee of the rental/purchase of a house or apt, but moving expenses (truck/trailer rental). A lot of people can't find a job because they live in a place that just simply doesn't have jobs. Low population rural towns are notorious for this. Especially rural tourist towns. When it's not tourist season, you'd be lucky to find a job. Towns like Escalante Utah. It's pretty, and really popular amongst the tourists, but has a population less than 1000. With unemployment being really abismally low, If you can't find a job, you can't afford to move your family to somewhere to find a job.

Just a thought.

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[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 2 years ago

I think Mayor Bloomberg already does this with welfare recipients. The city will get the person a bus ticket if they have family in another state that they can go live with.

[-] 0 points by JonFromSLC (-107) from West Valley City, UT 2 years ago

What about all of their stuff? Once you rent a U-Haul and put gas in it, you've spent another $300 or more. Moving across the country can cost you thousands. But the bus ticket idea is a good one in my opinion.

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 2 years ago

Hey, I don't know, maybe they don't have much "stuff" to worry about.

Here's an article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/nyregion/29oneway.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion