Housing Authority feeling sequester’s impact

Staff Writer

San Benito Housing AuthorityMuch has been affected by the sequestration in recent weeks, the San Benito Housing Authority included.

The federal sequester is approximately $85 billion in cuts of government agencies over a span of seven months, this after a compromise on deficit reduction could not be achieved by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. Also included in the sequestration is approximately $109 billion in cuts over the next eight years.

According to SBHA Executive Director Arnold Padilla, Section 8, the voucher program, has taken some hits as a result.

“Like most housing authorities across the states, any reductions in funding affect families we assist,” Padilla said Thursday.

So how much exactly is Section 8 affected? Padilla estimated that the voucher program is funded 88 percent of what was budgeted the previous year.

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