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Video shows the reality of the US housing crisis

Issue No. 2215

In a stark reminder of the crisis in the US, 30,000 people turned out in East Point, Atlanta in Georgia on Wednesday last week seeking applications for government-subsidized housing. The confusion, frustration and poor organisation led to a chaotic scene that left 62 people injured.

The police involved wore riot gear.

All of this resulted from people attempting to obtain application forms for subsidized housing for low-income families and individuals. There was a very low possibility that people would actually get a home.

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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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