A Tulsa World investigation indicates that 62 people arrested on felony complaints or warrants since January 2009 have lived in Tulsa homes that are part of a federal housing program that assists low-income families.
The newspaper found that of the 62 who were arrested, only four
had been approved as a voucher holder or occupant for the Tulsa
Housing Authority's Section 8 program. The city has about 4,400 Section 8 voucher holders.
Among the group of 62 are a murder suspect, two unregistered sex
offenders and an armed robber. The home addresses the 62 gave to
authorities matches those of Section 8 houses.
The Housing Authority's president and CEO, Chea Redditt, says
some of those who were arrested might have lied to authorities about where they lived. Redditt says the authority cannot control what people tell authorities concerning addresses.