Mike Morris and Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aug 12, 2010
East Point residents began lining up to turn in Section 8 housing applications before daybreak Thursday, a day after a crowd of 30,000 mobbed a shopping center to pick up the forms.
Authorities had blocked off the parking lots at the East Point Housing Authority offices on Norman Berry Drive and were encouraging applicants to return their forms by mail, but that didn’t stop some people from queuing up outside the doors at 5 a.m. The housing authority will begin accepting applications at 9 a.m.
Shortly after 6 a.m., East Point police ordered the people in line to leave the premises.
On Wednesday, 30,000 people suffered through hours in the hot sun, angry flare-ups in the crowd and lots of frustration and confusion for a chance to receive a government-subsidized apartment.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 3:45 am