Section 8 Website Warning
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is warning people to watch out for phony web sites promising to help they receive Section 8 federal housing assistance. Strange says these web sites are taking fees and personal information from their victims. These sites look similar to the real site operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is conducting a lottery for its Section 8 grants. Strange says people who want to take part in the program and avoid being cheated should contact their local public housing authority to make sure they sign up with the right people.