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It's a long wait for Section 8 housing in U.S. cities

Jan 3, 2018
In Los Angeles, it can take 10 years to get a voucher — if you're lucky.
In Los Angeles, 188,000 people applied for 20,000 spots in the housing voucher waiting line.
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The long wait for Section 8

Dec 1, 2015
Many Section 8 applicants face long waits and a shortage of housing.
Marylene Marrero of Yonkers, NY, with a letter from the city's housing authority informing her she was one of 11,000 people to apply for a Section 8 voucher in a single week in 2012. 
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A neighborhood divided over housing

Nov 30, 2015
A New Orleans neighborhood grapples with questions over low-income housing.
Dianne Morris in her home in New Orleans East.
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