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Cash Strapped South Floridians Wait In Line For Section 8 Housing

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Dozens waited in line Tuesday to apply for Section 8 housing in Hialeah. (CBS)

Dozens waited in line Tuesday to apply for Section 8 housing in Hialeah. (CBS)

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HIALEAH (CBS4) – In what some are calling a sign of the times, hundreds of people stood in line for hours Tuesday to apply for low income housing in Hialeah.

Some even waited overnight at the Meadow Green apartments.

Gio Fajardo already lives at the apartments.

“I came from work at three o’clock in the morning came out right here people were sleeping they brought their beds,” said Fajardo.

Meadow Green and Russ Allen Apartments advertised they’re taking applications for their waiting lists for Section 8 apartments.

“This line is for final turning in of application then you just wait to see if you get one or not,” explained Kris Clark.  This is the first time she’s ever applied for Section 8.

Clark said the wait went smoothly,

“Organized, no skipping. They had everybody in one single line,” said Clark.

The office will accept applications again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

By 6:30 Tuesday night, a dozen people were already waiting.

There is no guarantee anyone will get housing, though.  The applications are for the waiting list if an apartment opens up.

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