First, the Chicago Housing Authority was chastised for sitting on Housing Choice Vouchers (aka Section 8). Then, under pressure, the CHA activated their waiting list and released thousands of vouchers–giving recipients 90 days to find an apartment. That sounds easy, but given Chicago’s tight rental market and history of housing discrimination, 90 days isn’t always enough. Just ask Kiya Powell and Sandra Edwards. Because they missed the 90-day window and were denied an extension by CHA, they lost their vouchers.
Read the full story HERE. And if you want to see what people think about Housing Choice Vouchers, read the comments. How do you respond to Powell’s predicament?