ELIMINATE HUD HOUSING SUBSIDIES. ASAP A friend of mine recently moved into a senior complex run under HUD and she just got her yearly re-certification and her part of the rent was raised, beginning in January, $6 because of the COLA. HUD subsidized housing is a fraud. She have a studio apartment and very comfortable in it and it is a great complex. BUT the rent is $763 and it is not worth that and if not for HUD there is no way in hell they could rent them otherwise. $763 for a studio? Unbelievable ridiculous. Highway robbery of the Government. Of this $763 the Government pay them $533 and her share is $210. $533 for a studio in Reno is absurd. Government should eliminate HUD altogether and go with Section 8 which allows one so much for an apartment depending on the size of the family and size of the unit. A studio under Section 8 would not even be allowed near $500 and one would pay 33% of that and Government the balance. If one want to rent an apartment for, say and it was more then Section 8 allowed, one would have to pay the 33% and any over the amount allowed by HUD. Why the hell is HUD doing that kind of business with taxpayers money? Pull all HUD recipients out and put them in Section 8 and stop this out of control Government spending.