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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:34 PM

Section 8 housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control [View all]

Source: WXYZ Detroit

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.

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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

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The crowd had grown overnight as more and more people arrived. Witnesses say the line stretched for a mile down Lange Road.

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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

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