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Renters in search of affordable housing get scammed

Title: Renters in search of affordable housing get scammed
Date: Friday, 21 March 2008
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Jesus Sanchez
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Many people are desperate for affordable housing in Los Angeles, so much so that there is often a long waiting list for government-issued Section 8 vouchers that help lower the rent for low-income tenants. Since they are so difficult to obtain, more than 250 people jumped at the chance to buy a voucher through a Compton nonprofit despite being charged as much as $1,500 apiece. Turns out those vouchers were fraudulent and those renters are out of luck, the Wave Newspapers ... [Read the rest at]