Desperate In Atlanta (And How Many Other Places?)

by
Abby Zimet

An unbelievable scene at an Atlanta shopping center, where 30,000
people - some of whom had waited two days - stood for hours in
sweltering heat to get applications for Section 8 subsidized housing. Applications, not guarantees. For a waiting list,
not an existing home. Dozens fainted, as police in riot gear held back
the desperate crowd. One commentator asked, "Aren't we better than
this?" Answer: Apparently not.

"No Section 8 vouchers are available at this
time. There are no public housing units available at this time. You're
applying for the waiting list only." - Sign on office door.

 

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