Renters in search of affordable housing get scammed - 2008-03-21

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F47.png Renters in search of affordable housing get scammed March 21, 2008, Jesus Sanchez, Los Angeles Times

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 report.


{{cite news | first = Jesus | last = Sanchez | title = Renters in search of affordable housing get scammed | url = http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/03/many-people-are.html | work = Los Angeles Times | date = March 21, 2008 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}