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Some Section 8s are federal units

Helen Rippier Wheeler
Wednesday July 03, 2002

To the Editor: 

Yes, it’s one of those dirty little secrets: Section 8 units and buildings are not subject to routine inspections and Section 8 tenants haven’t been able to get consideration of their requests for inspections. Furthermore, not all tenant-based Section 8 units and buildings are “city-funded,” i.e. administered by the local housing authority. Some are project-based, operated by corporations. This is a matter that needs to be taken to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 


Helen Rippier Wheeler 

Former Berkeley Housing  

Authority board member