NYC Could Revoke Rent Vouchers for 10,000 Section 8 Tenants


section-8The New York City Housing Authority says it might have to revoke rent-assistance vouchers from more than 10,000 low-income tenants. The federal government gave the agency less money than expected for the program, known as Section 8.

General Manager Michael P. Kelly tells The New York Times that the “dire option,” which could begin this summer, would be a last resort.

The Housing Authority is seeking federal and state aid.

But the state is facing a big deficit.

Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez of the Department of Housing and Urban Development says the federal government cannot be expected to cover the shortfall.

Instead of revoking the vouchers, the Housing Authority could reduce their value. But then landlords, tenants or both would have to absorb the cost.

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  1. I have personally dealt with the NYC Section 8 department in the course of doing legal business, and I am fully familiar with a good portion of the employee roster. On the basis of the foregoing, I suggest that someone on the inside begin checking, should this cutback come to fruition, to make sure Jews aren’t the majority of the cutbacks’ “victims”.


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