• BREAKING NEWS Shelter in place lifted after prisoner captured
  • BREAKING NEWS NYPD officer struck by vehicle during foot pursuit

NYCHA could revoke 'Section 8' for 10,000 tenants

April 7, 2010 3:40:08 PM PDT
The New York City Housing Authority says it might have to revoke rent-assistance vouchers from more than 10,000 low-income tenants. The federal government gave the agency less money than expected for the "Section 8" program.

General Manager Michael P. Kelly says the "dire option," which could begin this summer, would be a last resort.

The Housing Authority is seeking federal and state aid.

But the state faces a big deficit.

Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez of the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells The New York Times the federal government cannot be expected to cover the shortfall.

Instead of revoking the vouchers, the city could reduce their value. But then landlords, tenants or both would have to absorb the cost.

---
On the Net:
NYC Housing Authority: www.nyc.gov/nycha

For more information on getting vouchers, call 212-669-7250.

Load Comments