NYC TO DRASTICALLY CUT NUMBER OF SECTION 8VOUCHERS
"Because of a $45 million budget gap, the New York City Housing Authority may have to revoke rental-assistance vouchers from more than 10,000 low-income tenants, a drastic move that could cause families to lose their apartments."
"Under Section 8, residents typically pay 30 percent of their income toward rent, and the voucher covers the balance. In New York City, about 102,000 families now have vouchers, which are administered by the authority and allow families to live in units where private landlords accept Section 8 benefits. Another 178,000 or so families live in public housing complexes owned by the authority."
"Judith Goldiner, a supervising lawyer at the Legal Aid Society in New York, said the prospect of terminating so many families’ vouchers was 'inconceivable.' 'This is just a disaster,' she said."