HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Low-income families who feared they would lose their rental assistance are no longer in danger. Despite a warning letter sent two months ago, federal budget cuts won't impact rent checks received by Section 8 participants, according to city officials.
Charles Vesy, 63, is disabled and suffers from mental health issues. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment in Makiki. He relies on Section 8 to pay most of his rent, but he is worried about becoming homeless again after the city sent him a letter which indicated his assistance could be cut due to the federal budget dispute.
"If I got the letter from them and then the lady said you'll have 30 days to find another place, and to find the place I found took me over a year," said Vesy.
More than 3,500 other low-income tenants also received the warning, but now everyone will be spared.