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Trump Public Housing Cuts Would Hurt Vulnerable Seniors and Families

May 25, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would cut public housing by $1.8 billion — or nearly 29 percent — compared to 2017, making it much harder for local housing agencies to maintain developments that provide badly needed...

Public Housing Cuts Would Affect Communities of All Types

Housing Vouchers Work: Funded Vouchers Are Used

May 15, 2017

This is the latest in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

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Housing Vouchers Work: Efficiently Helping Families Afford Homes

May 2, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

As we’ve explained...

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Housing Vouchers Work: Housing Vouchers’ Success Reflects Bipartisan Collaboration

April 17, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

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Renters’ Tax Credit Would Complement Existing Housing Development Credit

April 11, 2017

As we’ve written, establishing a renters’ tax credit would enable more families with incomes around or below the poverty line to afford decent, stable housing. It would also help address the...

Most Severely Cost-Burdened Renters Are Extremely Low-Income

Housing Vouchers Work: Protecting Children from Hardship, Improving Their Chance to Succeed

March 30, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

Due to...

Housing Choice Vouchers Sharply Reduced Homelessness and Housing Instability Among Families With Children

New Renters’ Credit Would Help Struggling Families Afford Housing

March 9, 2017

A proposed new “project-based” renters’ tax credit could help many of the lowest-income renters — including low-wage workers, poor seniors, and people with disabilities — afford decent, stable housing. It could also begin addressing the...

In Focus: Federal Housing Expenditures Poorly Matched to Need

Housing Voucher Reform Will Boost Efficiency and Opportunity

November 17, 2016

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded a promising policy tying Housing Choice Voucher subsidies to rents in a particular neighborhood, rather than an entire...

Average Housing Voucher Costs Fell at Agencies Using Small-Area Fair Market Rates

Renters’ Tax Credit Would Reduce Housing Cost Burdens

November 3, 2016

Housing cost burdens for renters have risen to unprecedented levels but “can be efficiently and equitably addressed using the tax code, which has historically provided substantial federal housing subsidies to homeowners, particularly those with high‐incomes and wealth,” a new report finds.  It proposes three options for a...

Most Federal Housing Expenditures Benefit Homeowners

Sweeping Deregulation of Small Housing Agencies Won’t Improve Rental Assistance

September 22, 2016

A House hearing examined options yesterday to strengthen Housing Choice Vouchers, which are highly...

Smaller Public Housing Agencies Have Higher Administrative Costs

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