DALLAS — At least eight people were hurt when thousands of housing voucher applicants rushed the doors at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas, Texas.
An estimated 5,000 applicants waited for hours to receive applications for one of the 3,800 available vouchers. The waiting applicants became a frenzied stampede when officials opened doors to the housing voucher offices earlier than expected.
Organizers of the event said they didn’t plan for people to start arriving until Thursday morning. But people who started showing up as early as Wednesday afternoon were told to come back later, so people started lining up.