Wait list

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When it comes to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome, there are the haves and have nots. The state of North Carolina pays for care, but not for everyone.

If you’re in need of subsidized housing in Charlotte, chances are you’ll have to add your name to a wait list. But your timing has to be right because wait lists can open for a short time and close for a very long time. This week the Charlotte Housing Authority opened its wait list for Section 8, or housing choice vouchers, for the first time in seven years.  And people scrambled to get a spot.