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1:17 pm
Thu November 12, 2009

Housing Authority Update

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa housing voucher list to close

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Housing Authority is preparing to close a long waiting list for a program that helps low-income people pay for housing.

Applications will be accepted through Friday on the waiting list for Section 8 vouchers.

There are more than 7,000 families on the list. The program is at capacity with more than 4,500 vouchers issued.

Housing authority officials say the wait for a voucher is now more than two years and it's irresponsible to keep adding people to the list.

Under the program, the housing authority pays a portion of the rent for low-income people living in privately owned rental housing. The authority's public housing waiting list will remain open.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com