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Overall CHA Housing

The CHA is a great resource for those that are low income and are facing difficult times. I was one of those people. I think the overall idea is to help those in need, become self sufficient. However, I think that the whole system isn't organized enough to help people do so. I find this to be very true for many that have the HCV. Many have been evicted and lost vouchers because of non-payment to owners, due to abatements, missing paperwork from owners, etc. Furthermore, tenants are faced with handling court issues themselves when payment are not made by CHA when cases like this occur. This is really a horrible experience, especially when the tenant is not at fault. This issue needs to be looked at because how can a person become self sufficient if they are homeless.

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