Family fighting to stay in apartmentJanuary 18, 2013 @ 9:06 am
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) - A family in Airway Heights is fighting to keep its two-bedroom apartment after changes in federal housing assistance.
Michelle Ortiz and her son share a two-bedroom apartment. She's on Section 8 and is currently unemployed, and Spokane Housing Authority pays most of her rent.
But the federal government just cut the funding it gives to local agencies. To keep the same amount of assistance, families with an even number of people must have two people per bedroom, meaning Ortiz must share a room with her son. Ortiz worries she won't be able to find a one-bedroom apartment and could end up homeless.
Spokane Housing Authority executive director Steve Cervantes says the agency is trying to help as many people as it can, despite the lack of funding.
Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Obama Visits Oso
President Obama says the whole country is thinking of the Oso mudslide victims
Suing The Seahawks
A Seahawks fan sues for $50 million over limiting playoff ticket sales
Scientists working to save Earth from approaching asteroids
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.