EXCERPT: “Because of the partial government shutdown, the Becker County Housing Authority had to scramble to make sure landlords got paid this month for renters in the subsidized Section 8 housing program. The Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corp. is contracted to run the county housing program, which receives federal Housing and Urban Development funding for the 74 families in its Section 8 housing voucher program. Unfortunately, HUD payments are estimates based on three-month-old data, and fell far short of the actual amount needed.” FULLSTORY: