"We are unaware of even one housing authority in the Nation (and there are 2,320 that offer Section 8) that doesn't have a waiting list," one online source says. Most people living on the street know there is a list, and that it's been closed for years, but not everyone. "I never heard of a list," Jay, a homeless man smoking a cigarette and begging for food under the JFX, steps from the City Paper office, said last week. Gregory Smith, a man lying on a mattress in the parking lot there, said he had been on a waiting list for two years, and had just begun going on tours of apartments in recent weeks. "They give you the options," he says. "And if you don't take it, you're out of the program."