City Council Holds Hearing on the Loss of Section 8 Vouchers

The City Council’s Public Housing and General Welfare Committees held a joint hearing yesterday on the recent cuts to Section 8 vouchers which is impacting thousands of NYC families.

Melissa and the other committee members heard testimony from New Yorkers who have lost their vouchers as a result of these cutbacks, as well as advocates and legal service providers.  Without the Section 8 vouchers, many of these New Yorkers will be left with few options but to go into the shelter system.

Various Council Members have called on the City to use stimulus funds allocated for homelessness prevention to restore the cuts to the Section 8 program.

Click below for coverage of the hearing by Telemundo:

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One thought on “City Council Holds Hearing on the Loss of Section 8 Vouchers

  1. Pingback: City Announces Plan to Address Section 8 Voucher Crisis « News from Melissa Mark-Viverito

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