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How a homeless man lost federal aid by trying to move into a new apartment and start contributing rent

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On February 3, Derrick Henderson, 49, was going through his mail when he saw a rent bill addressed to him, saying he owed $2,368. On April 1, the bill increased to $5,788.26.

Henderson was surprised, not because he didn’t know his rent was due, but because he thought somebody else was helping him pay for it: the government. He was counting on a federal housing voucher to keep him from being homeless again, and he told Insider he was worried he’ll soon be homeless in the future.

A year ago, Henderson’s rent was being paid partially by details ⇒

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