5/19/12 * Daily Progress [full story]
Nine homeless residents of Albemarle County are likely going to be homeless for a few more months, thanks to confusion over a federal housing voucher permitting process.
The confusion is centered on federal funding for the use of project-based housing vouchers. The federal money has to come through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which must approve the use of the project-based vouchers.
The residents are waiting to get spots in The Crossings, a newly opened facility that houses homeless and low-income residents. Albemarle County has nine residences reserved in the facility with a minimum monthly rent payment of $50.