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MP Maxine Waters stops to help hundreds of people who were waiting for Section 8 housing vouchers

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Hundreds of frustrated people lined up outside a nonprofit in Los Angeles on Friday morning, many of whom expected to receive Section 8 housing vouchers.

“The problem here is that people assume they’re getting a good Section 8 and it’s overcrowded,” said Tiffany Mathis, who is currently homeless. “They don’t understand that you have to be in a program and it’s a referral service or that you get certain services or housing or shelter care until they assess what you need, and I think that’s what ruined everything today.”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters noticed the large crowd near Imperial Highway and Vermont Avenue and decided to stop and help.

“Due to the confusion and people not knowing the difference between emergency homeless vouchers and regular Section 8 vouchers, they are here today trying to get some help. help,” she said.

At one point, she even used a microphone on a nearby police unit to provide more information.

“I blame those who have the money we sent from the federal government who weren’t able to communicate properly and deliver the services we worked so hard for,” Waters said.

The congresswoman said she believed more than half of the people who walked out on Friday were misinformed. However, she also said the number of people who have come out shows that there is a real need in the community.

“There are a lot of people here,” said Dwight Carr, who showed up with the intention of getting a Section 8 voucher. there’s no place to go.”

Waters said she will continue to try to help people get what they need.

“It’s an indication of negligence and a lack of processes that do what we want them to do,” she said. “So people are here just trying to find a place to live and get support.”

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