Deal preserves Section 8 housing vouchers

BROOKLYN - About 800 Brooklyn families who were at risk of losing their Section 8 vouchers have been spared.

The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in a deal with state and federal officials, agreed to spend $32 million to fund the 2,500 city vouchers that were endangered.

Under the Section 8 program, voucher recipients put 30 percent of their income toward rent at private apartments.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 1 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president
Candlelight vigil held Monday for the 2 Bellport 2 Vigil held for Bellport students murdered in Central Islip
VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 3 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
News 12 viewers took to Facebook to discuss 4 The Buzz: 8-year-old wanders out of charter school, found walking along train tracks
At least six people have been arrested and 5 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE