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Getting affordable housing in L.A. shouldn't be like winning the lottery

Getting affordable housing in L.A. shouldn't be like winning the lottery

For the poorest residents of Los Angeles, many of whom are teetering on the edge of homelessness, the chance of getting a government-subsidized, affordable apartment is almost as slim as winning the lottery.

Case in point: For the first time in 13 years, the city will begin accepting applications this month for so-called Housing Choice (or Section 8) vouchers. This program is the federal government’s primary way of helping very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled...

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