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Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority reopens waiting lists for affordable housing

June 29, 2011


Commissioners were told at their weekly meeting that Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority has reopened several waiting lists that previously had been closed due to a shortage of affordable housing options.

Director Shannon Oury told commissioners that all but one of the department’s waiting list had been reopened. The waiting list for general one-bedroom apartments remains closed because it is still estimated to take about two years to serve all the people currently on the list.

The lists had been closed late last year for the first time in about a decade because of the long waits. Since then, more Section 8 housing vouchers have become available in the community, Oury said.

The news was part of a presentation of the agency’s annual report. The Housing Authority provided housing assistance to about 1,100 families in 2010.


shadowlady 6 years, 6 months ago

Well, let me see, I know of a woman, that was on section 8, she ended up getting married, so broke the lease with the landlord and section 8. But, she found another tennat, so the landlord did not lose any rent money, she did everything that the section 8 lady told her to do, so she would not be penalized, in case her marriage didn't work out. Well, the marriage didn't work out, so went back to section 8, and guess what, she got penalized anyway. They have given her the run around for over a year, about every month, they wanted proof of this and that, which by the way she already provided, and every month would provide the same thing, over and over. Then they denied her, so she started over from scratch, now over a year later, she is back on the list. So now I'm keeping track of all the papers and all that is going on . Now here is the kicker, a different lady lived in Baldwin, her lease was not up until October. (She is not supposed to get another voucher until October). She wanted to move to Lawrence, so they provided a voucher for her and moves back to Lawrence this Friday. And I know all of this to be a fact. So as the old adege goes, something is fishy in Denmark.

shadowlady 6 years, 6 months ago

By the way, the second lady was not penalized. The second lady has a place to live while the first lady does not have a place to live. I think the first lady is in more of a need than the second lady.

shadowlady 6 years, 6 months ago

you know you can be a smartelic if you want to, but some day it may be at your door and it happens to a relative, or maybe even you. Or maybe you are related to the woman that works at section 8???

shadowlady 6 years, 6 months ago

By the way the first lady I'm talking about, works her butt off as well, and not looking for anything free, so your setting your self up as judge and jurer, and she is not the one whinning, I'm the one making the comment. And hoorah for you that you got a mortgage, some people are not that forunate, and they still work their tale ends off, and go with the flow. Your just hatefulness, now I'm judging so Lord please forgive.

pace 6 years, 2 months ago

I just love snide, humorless, contentless hate rants, you go UNIKU

shadowlady 6 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much smitty, this is a big help

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