Section 8 Waiting List Will Close

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(Host) The Vermont State Housing Agency will stop adding names to its waiting list for Section 8 housing at the end of September. 

The statewide list for federally-funded low-income housing assistance has grown so long that eligible people may have to wait four years before they can get their vouchers. 

State Housing Executive Director Richard Williams says there’s no point in adding more names to the list when it might take 4 years for those already on the list to get vouchers.

(Williams) "It’s going to be very hard to see more money in Washington coming down for this program.  Our waiting list will probably be closed for two years."

(Host) Vermont gets $16 million a year from the federal government to fund the program. 


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