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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:19 PM

 

Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control

TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A chaotic scene erupted at the Taylor Human Services Center when the crowd waiting for a Section 8 Housing voucher distribution got out of control

Police say thousands of people from all over the area were at the center. Many were homeless, single moms, or disabled. They were hoping to get help paying for their housing from the government.

"There was elderly, disabled people, pregnant single women. They were here for help, to get their section 8 vouchers. It just shows you what a desperate need... some were here since yesterday," said Rhianna Rodriguez.

7 Action News is being told there were 1,000 vouchers available and 5,000 people showed up trying to get one.


Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/section-8-housing-voucher-distribution-canceled-after-thousands-waiting-in-line-get-out-of-control#ixzz2Hn4uuSfL

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Reply Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control (Original post)
dkf Jan 2013 OP
dlwickham Jan 2013 #1
dkf Jan 2013 #2
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
superpatriotman Jan 2013 #4
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #5
TheGov97 Jan 2013 #6

Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:22 PM

1. sounds like it was a disaster waiting to happen

why in the world would you have people line up for such a thing

sounds like it was very poor planning on the part of the organizers

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:25 PM

2. Sounds like they need to better determine need instead of making lucky winners.

 

Not that anyone is in good shape but I am sure some need it more than others. Or can people be equally desperate?

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:01 PM

4. Millions need help

Thousands show up. Several act up.

Read the despicable racist comments on the WXYZ page. Sickening.

The poor. Not just black anymore.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:12 PM

5. I avoid stories like that because the racists flood the with comments. Newtown

and other heinous crimes don't stop them from that crap.

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