by Dan Piñeiro
The first time I applied for HUD housing was in 1997 at Ocean Pointe Towers in Long Branch. Unfortunately, I was unviable to move in when my name got to the top of the list. In 2005, I applied for a Section 8 voucher in Santa Monica, California. My case manager at Step Up on Second was doing something illegal. He was stealing Section 8 vouchers and reselling them illegally, therefore I never received my Section 8 voucher for Santa Monica. Around 2007, I applied for HUD housing in Lakewood, NJ but was rejected because of my California record. Around 2012 I applied for Section 8 in Santa Monica again. I filled out an application and gave the housing authority extra information they asked for, but without reason they put me back on the waiting list. I feel discriminated. Now I am currently on two HUD housing waiting lists, Kennedy Towers and Ocean Pointe Towers in Long Branch and I expect to hear back from them before 2020.
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