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Gap Between Federal Rental Assistance and Need Is Growing

August 16, 2017

The number of very low-income households with serious housing problems rose in 2015 despite an improving economy, a new Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report finds. Over 8 million households had “worst-case housing needs” in 2015, meaning they are renters with incomes below half the local...

Federal Rental Assistance Has Not Kept Pace with Growing Need

Housing Choice Vouchers Strengthen Families and Communities in Every State

August 9, 2017

Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income families afford stable housing, prevent homelessness, and strengthen local communities in every state, as we detail in our updated interactive Housing Choice Voucher state fact sheets....

Vouchers Reduce Hardship for Homeless Families

Housing Vouchers Work: Vouchers Help Renters in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas, New Analysis Confirms

May 10, 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.

The...

Vouchers Are Among the Top Sources of Rental Assistance in All Types of Communities

Housing Vouchers Work: Huge Demand, Insufficient Funding for Housing Vouchers Means Long Waits

April 19, 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.

Housing vouchers help low-...

Most Voucher Households Endured Long Waits to Receive Assistance

Housing Vouchers Work: Providing Stable Housing to Low-Wage Workers

April 12, 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.

Vouchers help over 760,000...

Large Majority of Working Age, Non-Disabled Voucher Households Work or Likely Subject to Work Requirements

Interactive Graphic: Highlighting the 3 Out of 4 At-Risk Renters Who Don’t Get Rental Assistance

March 6, 2017

Three out of four low-income households who are eligible for federal rental assistance don’t get it due to limited funding — and our new interactive graphic illustrates the large unmet...

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Adequate Food, Shelter Lacking for Millions of Americans

November 21, 2016

As we think about what we have to be thankful for this holiday season, we should remember that millions of Americans can’t afford two of the most basic necessities:  adequate food and shelter. 

In Focus: Food Insecurity Fell in 2015 But Remains Above Pre-Recession Levels

Gap Between Rents and Renter Incomes Grew in 2015

November 1, 2016

Rents rose slightly more than the incomes of renter households in 2015, new Census data show, widening the already sizeable gap between incomes and rent and utility costs.  Growing housing costs make...

Renters' Incomes Haven't Kept Pace With Housing Costs

Housing Choice Vouchers Provide Essential Assistance in Every State

July 26, 2016

Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income families afford decent, stable housing and prevent homelessness in every state, as we detail in our updated state fact sheets.  Almost 90 percent of the 2.2 million households using vouchers are elderly, disabled, or families with children (see chart).  ...

88 Percent of Households Using Housing Choice Vouchers in the US Include Children or People Who Are Elderly or Disabled

Rental Assistance to Families with Children Falling as Need Rises

May 24, 2016

With homelessness among families with children receiving more public attention, our...

Rental Assistance to Families with Children Has Not Kept Pace with Need

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