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VIHA SAYS COMPUTER WOES DELAY SECTION 8 CHECKS

Nov. 25, 2002 – If you're a resident or a landlord involved in the Section 8 housing program and are waiting for your December Housing Assistance Payments and Utility Allowance check, it won't arrive on schedule, according to V.I. Housing Authority director Ray Fonseca.
He said in a release issued Monday that the problem stems from technical difficulties with the authority's computer equipment.
Fonseca said Housing Authority personnel are working to get the system back on track and that as soon as the problem was solved, the checks will go out.
Fonseca was off island on Monday, and the person who answered the telephone at his office said no one else could answer questions about the problem.
Section 8 is a federal housing allowance program that provides rent subsidies so low-income households can rent privately owned apartments as an alternative to living in public housing communities.

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Nov. 25, 2002 - If you're a resident or a landlord involved in the Section 8 housing program and are waiting for your December Housing Assistance Payments and Utility Allowance check, it won't arrive on schedule, according to V.I. Housing Authority director Ray Fonseca.
He said in a release issued Monday that the problem stems from technical difficulties with the authority's computer equipment.
Fonseca said Housing Authority personnel are working to get the system back on track and that as soon as the problem was solved, the checks will go out.
Fonseca was off island on Monday, and the person who answered the telephone at his office said no one else could answer questions about the problem.
Section 8 is a federal housing allowance program that provides rent subsidies so low-income households can rent privately owned apartments as an alternative to living in public housing communities.

Publisher's note : Like the St. John Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.