Locals seeking housing assistance


Many locals camped out in need to be listed on the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. 
One local expressed the long wait for the need to be one among many of the 250 campers who waited outside of the housing authority. 
“Well, I came here last night at about 10 o’clock, and I was number 53, said Karla Bizzell, an Odessa resident.
    Mary Naegele, an assistant director of the housing authority of Odessa, said the beginning of the waiting list hasn’t opened since last year.  
“We started opening up the list, said Naegele. “We haven’t opened it up since last year. So that’s why so many people are coming in .trying to get into the program.” 

The next six Friday’s, the housing authority will be taking 60 applicants for the waiting list. 

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