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All Section 8 Waiting List Applications Should Be Conducted Online

By on August 7th, 2015

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    Arguments, fights and even riots have have been rare, but persistent occurrences during Section 8 waiting list openings that require applicants to visit an office. Long lines form for several hours, people who are in desperate need of assistance confront each other, and the process to receive an application is similar to what … Continue reading All Section 8 Waiting List Applications Should Be Conducted Online


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Free Internet Coming Soon to Affordable Housing Communities

By on July 27th, 2015

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    Affordable housing residents in several public communities throughout the country will soon have access the Internet at little-to-no cost. In mid-July, President Obama announced a new Federal program aimed to provide free or low-cost Internet access in select Public Housing and other affordable housing properties. Currently, the focus is on 28 public communities in Albany, Atlanta and Macon, GA; … Continue reading Free Internet Coming Soon to Affordable Housing Communities


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Report Section 8 Scammers to the FTC and BBB

By on July 20th, 2015

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As we continue to raise awareness of online scams that take advantage of people looking for affordable housing assistance, in this installment of our scam series, we provide a step-by-step tutorial for submitting reports to the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau. We again ask our users to help the fight against these scammers by following these … Continue reading Report Section 8 Scammers to the FTC and BBB


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Section 8 Scammer, Hiram Lewis, Defrauds Low-Income People

By on July 13th, 2015

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    Last week, we covered the least harmful online Section 8 scammers, who target those looking for affordable housing assistance and collect your information to sell it to spammers. Their actions are immoral, but at least the worst possible result of falling for this scam is having your email inbox full of spam. Yet, … Continue reading Section 8 Scammer, Hiram Lewis, Defrauds Low-Income People


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How to Avoid and Report Section 8 Google Scams

By on June 18th, 2015

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    Recently, the Federal Trade Commission published a warning about scam websites that target low-income persons seeking Section 8 affordable housing assistance. These scammers are looking to sell your information to advertisers, make you pay for free information or even worse, steal your identity. The deceptive websites that are prominently displayed on Google’s search results … Continue reading How to Avoid and Report Section 8 Google Scams


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5 Ways Housing Assistance Improves Lives

By on April 24th, 2015

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    Recently I asked our 300,000 email subscribers and Facebook fans a simple question. How does housing assistance improve the lives of those who receive it?  Here’s the post on Facebook. Now, I know we have an engaging group of social media followers that aren’t afraid to ask questions, share their opinions or help … Continue reading 5 Ways Housing Assistance Improves Lives


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Online Section 8 Application Software Provider Not Responsible for Damages in Case of Data Breach

By on April 17th, 2015

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2017 Editor’s Note: Since the publishing of this article in April 2015, we are not aware of any waiting list information breaches on WaitListCheck or any other online waiting list provider. If you have applied to any online Section 8 waiting lists lately, odds are you have used a website called WaitListCheck by HAPPY Software. They … Continue reading Online Section 8 Application Software Provider Not Responsible for Damages in Case of Data Breach