Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 20, 2013

Coming Thursday: Section 8 cuts feared in Traverse City

— TRAVERSE CITY — Ryan Volz lives on $710 a month.

He's been hobbled for years by mental health and physical problems, and doles out his entire monthly Social Security check to pay bills. But Volz, 32, still manages to keep a quality apartment off Garfield Road, thanks to a federally funded housing voucher issued by the Traverse City Housing Commission.

His days of receiving Section 8 housing may be numbered because of imminent sequester budget cuts in Washington, D.C. Last week, the Traverse City Housing Commission sent a letter to Section 8 recipients and their landlords to inform them cuts are likely.

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