17 Jul '11, 11am

"Stampede" To Get Housing Vouchers Causes Minor Injuries | Care2 Causes

How tight has government assistance become for low income Americans? So tight that a chance to get onto a waiting list for 100 housing vouchers turned into a “stampede” as 5000 in Dallas vied for just 100 spots. Waiting all night in line used to be for concert tickets and sporting events, but in Texas, that was what many did in order to obtain even a small shot at receiving a voucher that could assist their families with unaffordable rental costs. The Dallas News reports that once the 5000 were told to start a line for the vouchers, “a frantic rush ensued — the latest sign of people’s desperation for help in tough times. There were no serious injuries, but video footage of the chaos received national attention.” Despite the scrum to get one of the 100 waiting list spots, there is still no guarantee any who showed up will get help anytime soon. The paper states that, “This ...

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care2.com 18 Jul '11, 1am

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10am

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 8am

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care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10pm

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care2.com 23 Jul '11, 4pm

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care2.com 16 Jul '11, 2am

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care2.com 25 Jul '11, 9pm

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