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State, Local Housing Voucher Non-Discrimination Laws May Boost Voucher Acceptance

October 10, 2018

Update, October 10: We’ve updated this post to correct the share of families using housing vouchers that are protected by voucher non-discrimination laws.

A growing number of states and localities have enacted laws that prohibit discrimination against using vouchers to help pay rent, and those laws can increase landlords’ acceptance of housing vouchers, as we...

Fewer Landlords Reject Vouchers in Areas Blocking Voucher Discrimination

Housing Vouchers Can Help More Families Live in Higher-Opportunity Areas

September 4, 2018

Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) not only enable low-income families to afford decent, stable housing but they can also help them live in better neighborhoods, which ...

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HUD’s Unwarranted Rollback on Fair Housing Misreads Landmark Study

August 16, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced this week that it intends to reconsider a federal rule requiring states and localities receiving HUD funds (as well as public housing agencies) to take meaningful steps to address racial segregation and other fair housing problems that have long...

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House Approval of Housing Voucher Mobility Demonstration Is Encouraging

July 12, 2018

House approval this week of a bill authorizing the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration marks an encouraging step toward helping more families with Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) live in communities with high-performing schools, safe neighborhoods, and jobs. The...

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Republican Proposal Would Rescind Funds That Make Public Housing Safe for Residents

May 16, 2018

A rescission bill from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would cut $38.8 million from the public housing capital fund, which helps more than 2 million seniors, people with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable people live in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. These funds also give public...

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Fair Housing Rule May Soon Be Restored

May 9, 2018

Civil rights organizations are suing Secretary Ben Carson and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over his suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. This...

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Fair Housing Rule May Soon Be Restored

May 9, 2018

Civil rights organizations are suing Secretary Ben Carson and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over his suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. This...

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