Note: As of yesterday, Donna, who will be homeless with her adult disabled daughter, and now resides in a hotel, has not heard from the Governor. Perhaps she needs to send him an old N95 mask and pretend to be a kindly Kansas farmer to get his attention, to be worthy of a TV snippet to tug on the old heartstrings. Aw gosh golly gee willikers ain't that eye-talin Andee Koo-oh-mo the greatest Guv ever? No. He. Is. Not. Donna lives in a hotel for 1 more week and then?
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Senator Todd Kaminsky
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Dear Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Senator Kaminsky:
I am writing to ask for your assistance during this COVID-19 Pandemic. I have been watching the press conferences and the news daily… “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, #flattenthecurve”. My heartbreaks for all who have lost a loved one to this virus. My situation, has its own difficulties. Currently, I am homeless along with my daughter, Taylor, 21 years old, and her dog Penny, which she uses for emotional therapeutic support. Our housing situation has become dire because of COVID-19. In addition, my daughter is an adult with a disability which is limiting our housing options. She has been recently approved for Medicaid eligibility in New York State. We are also in the process of Self Direction with Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). As of now we do not know how much longer before OPWDD Self Direction launches and Guardianship determined. We are at a standstill during this crisis to shelter in place with limited resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made our family and friends who have supported and helped us in the past to now fear us as a possible contagion. Due to the unknown and fear of catching COVID-19 we now find ourselves on our own. Prior to the pandemic I have been looking diligently for an apartment we could afford and call our own as we have in the past. The past 2 years apartments on Long Island have become un-affordable in comparison to my salary which has been stagnant over the past 15 years. Due to these circumstances, we went to Nassau County Department of Social Services for housing assistance. We were informed our family of 2 monthly income was over the limit of $1,766.00 for New York State housing assistance and our application was denied. Affordable apartments i.e. studio can be found. However, we do not qualify due to the strict criteria that is required by landlords/management companies. I have been informed that a Studio apartment renting for $1,400.00 per month in Long Beach, NY, would require the lessee to earn a yearly salary of $74,000.00+ and a credit score of 700+. These circumstances have completely shut us out from the rental market.
In order to shelter in place, go to the bathroom and shower we have been staying in one of the few pet friendly hotels in Nassau County. After May 3rd, this will no longer be an option as per the Hotel Manager. After watching the many press conferences and news of late, there is one common thread. We will not be going back to normal anytime soon. As per our Elected Officials, in order to stop the spread and win the fight, social distancing, and face coverings are here to stay as we wait for a mandated liability free coronavirus vaccine professed to “Save Lives”, when in all actuality “We the People” will become a human “LAB RAT” for profit. Ironically, when you suffer from a vaccine injury as my daughter did and/or death most people will profess and holler, its for “The Greater Good” then you will be callously disregarded. Because of this, tens of thousands of families in the U.S. have been dealing with the consequential damages of vaccine injury and/or death which are insurmountable and never ending. Unbeknownst to the majority, this has all stemmed from “The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986”. Hence, the domino effect over the past 20 years of our lives which has led us to our current state of homelessness during this COVID-19 Plandemic. We should not be left in this predicament, NOBODY should! We are in great need of assistance to secure housing in Long Beach, NY, or vicinity. Especially with NYS of Pause now being extended to May 15th, and possibly beyond.
I look forward to your response. Thank you for your time in the above matter.
Respectfully submitted on April 16, 2020,
Donna M. Knepple
Donna M. Knepple
CC: President Donald J. Trump
Twitter: @RealDonaldTrump, Fax: 202-456-2461
Donna is a single mother living with her youngest and only daughter, Taylor now 21 and her therapeutic dog Penny. They are currently homeless and work on Long Island, NY. She currently works part-time Assisting a Holistic Practitioner and working with special needs young adults. Activist and Advocate on behalf of her daughter and others focusing on medical freedom, special education, and the injustice of being a Petitioner of the Autism Omnibus Proceedings. This is currently her 19th year fighting for truth and justice in the vaccine movement. In my free time she is a mentor for The Autism Community in Action. On a good day Donna can be found enjoying summertime fun at the beach.