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First in, first out: Chattanooga Housing Authority adopts triage plan if Section 8 funds run out

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The Chattanooga Housing Authority board has decided that if the money runs out in its Section 8 housing program, the people on the program the longest will be the first to lose vouchers.

Facing the deepest funding cuts to Section 8 vouchers in the program's 38-year history, the CHA board adopted a plan this month to ration its resources.

"The only time it [the plan for canceling vouchers] would come into play is if we were so significantly underfunded that we couldn't afford to keep all 3,500 families on the program," said Betsy McCright, CHA's executive director.

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