Senior Policy Analyst
A key question for next fiscal year is whether policymakers will adequately fund the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which helps more than 2 million low-income families rent modest units of their choice in the private market but has been hit hard by the sequestration budget cuts. Some 70,000 fewer families have vouchers than a year ago. To show what’s at stake, we’ve prepared state-by-state fact sheets on the impact of vouchers and the sequestration cuts.
We’ve also issued a report reviewing research findings on vouchers’ impact on poor and vulnerable households. In brief, studies show that vouchers: