I know several people who receive welfare and subsidized apartments because they are poor... or rather officially they are poor (like they get a check at work for $160 a week, but in reality get around 20k a month deposited into a bank account not in their name, but to which they have access). From that money they buy themselves brand new homes or build palaces (seriously, those things have like 5 stories and are covered with marble and stuff), but officially it is in their relatives' names and the relatives live like in Europe or something and never even saw the house. What do they do with subsidized apartments? They rent it to people of course! Seriously, I know businessmen, even doctors who do that. I guess for some people money is all there is to life.
And the rest of us decent working folks work our butts off and are not eligible for welfare and food stamps... in any case I'm not gonna leech off the government unless I absolutely must.