Partial closure of government could affect Section 8 2019-01-17 19:51:36

Funds for Southern California could last only until March if this situation continues.



People who depend on Section 8 funds in Southern California could be affected if the partial closure of the government continues.


The funds that provide assistance to some 125,000 families dependent on Section 8 could be exhausted by the end of February if an agreement on the partial closure of the government is not reached, OC Register reported.


This could also affect people who are at the top of the waiting list, as they could increase the time to 10 years, according to OC Register.


Tenants who depend on Section 8 are low-income people who get help paying for housing. The program is administered by the Department of Housing and Development of the United States, which can only use funds awarded before December 22 and that will only last until the end of February.


This lack of funds would affect the offices of housing authorities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.