Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Surviving the Waiting Game for Housing Aid

Adeena Crape may be one of the last people in St. Louis to receive a housing voucher—at least for a while.

In summer 2014, Crape applied for housing assistance through the St. Louis Housing Authority. The Housing Choice Voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, would subsidize her rent with federal funds. Crape had not planned on applying, but her participation in an outpatient program for people with depression and anxiety required her to register. “Honestly,” Crape says, “I was under the im…