Op-Ed | Section 8, or one man’s quest for a golden ticket

I am an aspiring software engineer, and first met Bill de Blasio, who was then the Public Advocate, in 2010 at a General Welfare Committee hearing, at which I testified about the challenges of trying to pursue an education while homeless. At the time, he was more than happy to wave me off with platitudes and effectively cover for the poor policies of City agencies. I was 24 years old.

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