*You know the economy is bad when thousands of folks trample over each other for Section 8 housing.
Over 30,000 Georgia residents rushed into an Atlanta parking lot on Thursday. It was so bad that people were fighting folks, kids got kicked, and police was beatin’ some tail.
People had been waiting in line for days, however, only 13,000 applications were handed out, but the kicker that only 455 families will receive assistance.
“The situation in East Point highlights how bad the situation really is,” said Dennis Williams, Assistant Commissioner for Rental Assistance in Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs. “There’s never enough to go around,” he said. “There’s always more need than vouchers.” (more…)