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Some Trampled in Rush for Dallas Housing Vouchers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DALLAS (AP) - An early morning stampede of hundreds of people
for hard-to-get housing vouchers in Dallas has resulted in some
being trampled.

The rush began about three hours before the doors opened at the
south Dallas stadium where applications for the rental assistance
are being accepted.

About 5,000 applicants are expected. People began arriving
Wednesday, waiting across the street from the Jesse Owens MemorialComplex.

Video on Dallas television stations shows hundreds suddenly
sprinting to the building with a few people pushing to the front.

Some suffered minor scrapes and bloodied knees in falls and at
least one pregnant woman was reportedly trampled.

This was the first time in years that Dallas County accepted
applications for the federally funded Section 8 vouchers which pay
a portion of the rent based on income.


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