Marlene LAne 
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Re: “Brother Luck to host Chopped-themed pop-up dinner

Dear, Chef brother Luck;

I cannot afford one dish never-mind two. I want to help those in a boat like mine or financially worst. Too many older or disabled folks, try to live upon $400 to $750 a month. Not a week. Some families are thriving on $1,000 a week, and more. This is way over what 3/5' to 4/5's of the US population survive's upon. Bad pay, is way we have poverty hunger, and homeless.

Its why the US has disease, and premature death. Its a combination of bad diet, and people unable to afford the medication to ease pain. The greed of the Pharmacy company compounds the suffering of humanity. They have already made back their investment in older's drugs as Lyicra, MS Medicines, and biologic's, selling them at $150- $500 a pop. Now they are up to $500 to $2,500 to $6,000 for biologic's a month. Even the people making $1,000 a week cannot afford to have two ailments at a time. Never-mind someone with an income of only $700 in four weeks.

This is the untold everyday reality, of 3/5 and more of Americans. This is not how most of us wants to live. This is not how people Believe the majority of people in a land of wealth lives.

I want to use many avenues to tell the people the hidden facts of life. I would love to have a table sign, informing those who can afford a $95 a plate and worth it, about the other side where people are not paid Enough to cover their expensive. And to those who make much less than the break even cost even $20 can seem like a mountain equal to $1,000, for people who make $1,000 and more a week. I will inform those who can afford for there loved ones and them to eat your scrumptious meal, to feel grateful. I will ask not for Money, but for Ideas. Thoughts on how to make life better for people who survive in a hand to mouth existence, to live a better quality of life. How to pay all people Enough to cover the basics of life, with enough for emergencies, recreation, and a small vacation. JAN

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Posted by Marlene LAne on 11/18/2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Don't believe every No. 1 ranking for Colorado Springs

WE need BOTH Tiny houses and Affordable apartments or houses. COS could be known as the Capital of buying your own home's if we get rid of credit scores. Some mortgages
are cheaper then rent.

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Posted by Marlene LAne on 07/27/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “"Spring Cleanup for the Xeriscape​"

Jan Here: Maybe renters should learn and be allowed to fix-up their grounds. I think Indy should do an article on living in poverty all of your life.

The two of us females in our mid 60's need a safe home. We and our 10 pound dog needs a rent to own home, or a place you want off your hands, at $1,000.

We are in what I deem is a slum, the grands and landscape is bad. Cigarettes litter the 4 units complex, as does broken glass in a few areas. Cable does not run here. And we have a furnace installed by maintenance guys. rather then licensed HVAC People. Unfortunately we are not alone in our pediment, many older people and people of all ages, are like us.

We have paid our rent for close to 4 years It was $740 went we moved in, and $870 the rent has gone down in quality, but up in price. Some balconies are falling down onto the patios hitting humans and animals, or just missing them. The outside stairs are torn and can cause people to fall. The Landlord is not fast on some repair's, because he is busy gathering money, not spending it.

We want a 1,100 sq. feet to 1,500 on one floor, with 1 and 1/2 bathroom. a fenced in back yard, good roof, safe furnace, small repairs I can do myself. in the late 1980s I had a homeless Shelter back in Maine. Than I operating a national informational hotline in 1989-2012 before caring but limited resources of 211 started to give out information, not usually fitting the complete needs of the callers.

Our individual credit scores are so low, we cannot buy a small house. We cant rent a good apartment. Their are to many people in Colorado like us. Please do a story on people like us.

In COS we the poor of cash are about 1/2 or more of the population.
Its time Colorado Springs become the "City with a Heart." Its time landlord stop taking credit scores as showing the character of renters. Its time landlords relay upon their guts, and kind hearts to preform miracles for the bottom of the income population. 719.645.7746

Posted by Marlene LAne on 03/09/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Apartments coming to downtown

Jan Here: I like many others cannot afford $1,800 a month. I barely can afford $740. I am looking for either rents or rent to own houses at that rate, or lower who do not worry about credit scores. If you earn under $2,000 a month you can expect a low rating.

In Colorado its legal, or it happens that landowners, charge close to $200 to run credit listing, criminal standing, and administrative fee. Be told before running such the potential renter has bad credit standing as a 440 rate. Take the money, than deny a rent.

Lawmakers Should Pass a Law Only True Costs, Can Be Charged. And if the tenant was mislead into believing the credit rate would be accepted the fees would be refunded. Profits should not be made over denying rents to non criminals, just poor folks. Credit should not be run. Just rent payment history.

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Posted by Marlene LAne on 12/24/2015 at 10:36 AM

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