Thousands wait in line for Section 8 housing
Photo by the Daytona Beach News-JournalThousands of people lined up today in Daytona Beach and DeLand for a chance to apply for government-subsidized housing.
It's the first time in five years that new applications for the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as Section 8, have been accepted in Volusia County.
In Daytona, the line extended to the road and then stretched across a bridge. Some people had been waiting for five hours.
If people qualify, it could be years before they make their way to the top of the list and actually obtain housing assistance.
Read the WFTV report (with video and slide show) here.
Update: Read the more comprehensive report from the Daytona Beach News-Journal here.