2010-05-07 / Community

Sanders Leads Small Crowd Protesting Section 8 Cuts


Councilman James Sanders Jr., center, led an April 22 rally protesting against threats that the New York City Housing Authority – in order to close a budget gap – may revoke more than 10,000 Section 8 vouchers from low income families. Sanders, who pointed ut that most of his constituents in Far Rockaway are in the program, said that hundreds of those people could become homeless without Section 8 vouchers. Cosponsors of the rally included Redfern Tenant Association, Beach 41st Street Houses Tenant Association, Ocean Bay Tenant Association, Carleton Manor Tenant Association, Hammel Houses Tenant Association, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Ocean Bay Development Corporation, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Councilman James Sanders Jr., center, led an April 22 rally protesting against threats that the New York City Housing Authority – in order to close a budget gap – may revoke more than 10,000 Section 8 vouchers from low income families. Sanders, who pointed ut that most of his constituents in Far Rockaway are in the program, said that hundreds of those people could become homeless without Section 8 vouchers. Cosponsors of the rally included Redfern Tenant Association, Beach 41st Street Houses Tenant Association, Ocean Bay Tenant Association, Carleton Manor Tenant Association, Hammel Houses Tenant Association, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Ocean Bay Development Corporation, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

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