# Section 8
Terminally ill Williamsburg man's plight exposes the realities of homelessness
There is a stigma surrounding homelessness and some of those who have never experienced hard times think it's a matter of pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. Some believe that the homeless are mostly alcoholics or addicts who simply need to get clean and sober or lazy individuals who do not want to work but the plight of Edward Howard a Williamsburg man exposes the realities of what many of the homeless face and why.
Low-income families already benefiting from rent assistance in the United States
Registration has begun for the Section 8 program that allows thousands of low-income families to pay their monthly rent. Orange County, Los Angeles, is receiving applications from those who are eligible for this financial relief.
NYCHA Residents Love Their Local Food Delivery Workers
Any taxpaying New Yorker who walks down the street near a New York City Housing Authority project can verify that seeing a delivery worker on an e-bike entering the complex to bring food to a customer is commonplace.
Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing will receive 4 million towards affordable housing
Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing will rececive funds to assist in affordable housing. Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have announced that 54 million dollars will go to 26 localities in Virginia to assist with affordable housing. Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $4,824,916.00.
New Jersey's Housing Voucher Program Offers Chance for 20,000 Households to Secure Affordable Housing
A total of 20k households will be selected in the random lottery, enabling those households to be added to the Section 8 housing voucher for low-income housing. Apply by Feb. 3.
Recipients of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers are unable to find affordable housing in Roanoke
WDBJ 7 is reporting that the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is having problems with finding affordable housing for citizens with Section 8 vouchers. Meanwhile, Roanoke City Council has given the OK for a new apartment complex where a 3-bedroom unit is $1800 a month and out of the price range for those who need a decent place to live. Nothing has been done by city leaders to create housing that is truly affordable as the cost of rent continues to climb. Neither have they addressed the growing homeless problem in the city.
Nevada leads the nation in worst public housing crisis, with thousands without adequate shelter
CARSON CITY, NV. - Nevada has long been recognized for its high-profile casino resorts, but beneath the glitz and glamor lies a deepening housing crisis that has left thousands of Nevadans without adequate shelter.
Landlord says, "Section 8 renters destroyed my property."
Dumfries VA- Accepting housing vouchers seemed to be a good business decision for Akeem Cole who owns and rents ten homes in Virginia and North Carolina. The program promised guaranteed rent payments.
Tucson opens Section 8 waiting list lottery for low-income rental assistance
Tucson residents struggling to pay the ever-increasing rent may be able to get some relief. The City of Tucson has opened a waiting list lottery for access to public housing or Section 8 vouchers. Either of these will be a big help to the strained household budgets of low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
Taxpayers foot the bill for this illegal "shot house with rooms for rent.
706 Elm Street Weldon North CarolinaPhoto byGoogle. North Carolina- The rent for this home at 706 Elm Street in Weldon, NC is paid by a Housing Choice Voucher, formally known as Section 8.
Deadline nears for Los Angeles Section 8 waiting list lottery for low-income rental assistance
If you want to apply for City of Los Angeles Section 8 rental assistance, the time is now: there are only a few days left to enter the waiting list lottery. All entries must be placed online, and the deadline is Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT.
Los Angeles opens Section 8 waiting list lottery for low-income rental assistance
There is some good news on the horizon for those Los Angeles residents who are struggling with the high cost of rent. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced it is opening a waiting list lottery for the city’s Section 8 voucher program.
Sonoma County to convert 100 existing dwellings into affordable housing
Sonoma County's goal is to get additional affordable housing in the area as quickly as possibleNARA DVIDS Public Domain Archive. With a lack of affordable housing, and years long, often fruitless waiting lists, Sonoma County is trying a new tack.