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Landlords Limit Voucher Holders’ Choice in Where They Can Live

by Mary K. Cunningham, Martha M. Galvez, and Emily Peiffer
Amid severe shortages in affordable housing, receiving a voucher after years of waiting can feel like literally winning the lottery for a…

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What Are the ‘Right Moves’ for Your Family?

Make trade-offs to prioritize your family’s health, education, and finances as the head of a low-income family, and see how the scenario might have been different if you’d had a housing voucher.

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How Many Adults with Disabilities Receive HUD Assistance?

About 40 million people in the United States have a cognitive, physical, or sensory disability, and they experience lower rates of educational attainment, poorer health outcomes, and higher rates of…

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Alternative Metric to Measure High-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Using an alternative metric—the neighborhood distress index—to measure the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program’s ability to help poor households move to high-opportunity neighborhoods, Alex…

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Barriers to Moving to Low-Poverty Areas for Voucher Holders

Laws that prevent source-of-income (SOI) discrimination could eliminate some of the barriers Housing Choice Voucher recipients experience in their search for housing in low-poverty areas, according…

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Increases in HCV Households Are Not Associated with Growing Violent Crime Rates in Neighborhoods

Does an increase in the number of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) households increase crime rates in a neighborhood? Leah Hendey and her colleagues examine this question by measuring the association…

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Ending Family Homelessness: What Works and What Does It Cost?

by Matt Lawyue
In 2010, the Obama administration laid out bold plans to curb homelessness within the decade. Modified in 2015, the Opening Doors program seeks to end homelessness among veterans in…

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Waiting Lists for Rental Assistance Indicate an Insufficient Availability of Housing Resources

With just one in four eligible households receiving federal rental assistance, waiting lists are common and can be long. To better understand waiting lists, the National Low Income Housing Coalition…

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The Real Voucher Challenge Is Segregation, Not Lake Views

By Marisa Novara
In Chicago, “exception rents” have allowed families with housing choice vouchers to access apartments with higher rents than the metropolitan area’s fair market rent (FMR)—a…

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Can the United States End Housing Instability among the Poor?

Housing worries dominate the lives of millions of U.S. households. At present, 11.8 million renter households spend more than half of their income on housing, and more than 2.8 million renters think…

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