“Hundreds” Scramble for Dallas County Rental Vouchers

From WFAA.com (Dallas/Fort Worth):

 At least eight people were hurt Thursday morning while scrambling to line up for a limited number of Dallas County rental vouchers — after waiting for hours in their cars.

People lined up Thursday morning to apply for Dallas County Section 8 housing vouchers. Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Kim Leach estimated the crowd at about 5,000.

The office at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex wasn’t supposed to open until 8 a.m., but some applicants started lining up at 10 o’clock Wednesday night.

Police kept people off school district property until the gates opened at 6 a.m. That resulted in a long string of cars lined up on the streets.

Doors were opened early.

Hundreds of  people rushed the line, causing moments of unruliness.

Read the rest here. 

Ironically, the title of the article is “Hundreds Line Up for Dallas County Rental Vouchers. hWhy hundreds, if the article says there were about 5,000?

Either the sheriff’s office can’t count, or the Dallas news organization is minimizing the problem.

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