Skip to comments.(Housing)Voucher Lines Under Control After Stampede
Posted on 07/14/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT by DallasBiff
At least five people required medical attention, including one pregnant woman who was trampled, after hundreds of people began running to apply for housing assistance vouchers early Thursday morning.
Dallas County residents hoping to secure a Dallas County Health and Human Services housing voucher began lining up on Polk Street outside of the Jessie Owens Memorial Complex at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vouchers provide up to $1,000 each month to put toward rent for low income families.
By 5 a.m. Thursday, that number had grown substantially and as many as 15,000 applications were expected, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans.
When the gates were opened up at 5:30 a.m., the mass of people all began to run toward the building where the voucher pre-applications will be processed -- all were trying to be among the first of thousands to line up. In the rush, some suffered minor cuts, bruises and heat exhaustion. The pregnant woman who was trampled is said to be OK, but shaken up.
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Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
wow, i can’t believe this wasn’t a peaceful, orderly event
I bet if we didn’t give people money for rent, rents would go down to a level that was affordable.
So, am I racist?
I hear a crowd trampled people and I immediately think “Holder’s People”.
I watch the video. I am seeing a lot of Holder’s People in the video.
Initial assumption confirmed. Holder’s people were doing the trampling.
Nope, not racist.
Obama money from his stash!
Teach a man to leach off his neighbor and he sponges off him for a lifetime.
Beatrix from the old Mormon fort in New Vegas says: Feed a man a fish and feed him for a day, feed a man a bullet and you never see him again...
Were they given their free breakfast, lunch, personal trainers and Internet service as well?
Government paid pedicures, driven by limousine and of course a free lunch with Cher.
This is Dallas. Enough said.
Why do they even make them line up for this?Why not have them send in appications by X date and then go throuh them find out who is eligable and then if only X number are avalible put those who are eligable into a lottery.It would save lots of $$ and not to mention scenes like this one.
While they were all waiting, they should have come around and had everyone fill out forms for voter ID cards.
Nowadays, I think we need to update that saying:
Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you
feed him for a lifetime
They were smashing through the glass ceiling. Interesting video behind the link (same as for article posted above).
That makes too much sense for Dallas. I’m in a removed suburb 40 miles away and an very glad.
Gosh, liberals must be SO proud.
...began lining up on Polk Street outside of the Jessie Owens Memorial Complex at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday... up to $1,000 each month to put toward rent for low income families... as many as 15,000 applications were expected...That's only a max of $15 million.
Yea, but the real problem is that “Holders” people have been spread throughout the U.S. by their stinkin’ gov’t and it’s section 8 housing; a plague upon every city in the country. Next week it’ll be flash mobs in Dallas cleaning out convenience and grocery stores. There’s no end in sight for this, it only gets worse, it only escalates.
Updated version: Give a man a fish and he'll vote for you for a lifetime. Teach a man to fish and you're a racist, bigot Right Wing Wacko Tea Partier.
Yeah. Who cares how the baby is.