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Section 8 rent checks in jeopardy if shutdown lasts through March

Jan 17, 2019 - Orange County Register (California)

Tenants getting federal rent subsidies have yet to be affected by the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week.

But big problems could arise for those renters and their landlords should the shutdown last until March.

Local housing authorities serving about 125,000 Section 8 tenants in Southern California say rent payments will run out after February if the shutdown continues. And the mere uncertainty of future payments may impact those now reaching the top of years-long wa...