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Policymakers Cut Housing Vouchers in 2017

May 18, 2017

The bill that President Trump signed into law to fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2017 has insufficient funding to renew all of the Housing Choice Vouchers in use last year, leaving a gap of roughly 60,000 vouchers. While some state and local housing agencies can...

Federal Rental Assistance Has Not Kept Pace with Growing Need

Housing Vouchers Work: Strengthening Families and Communities

April 26, 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...

Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes

55,000 Housing Vouchers at Risk Under 2017 Funding Bills

March 28, 2017

State and local housing agencies will have to eliminate vouchers for 55,000 low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities if policymakers renew Housing Choice Vouchers for the rest of fiscal year 2017 at the average funding level that the House and Senate appropriations committees...

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Trump Budget Will Increase Homelessness, End Federal Role in Community Development

March 16, 2017

President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes deep cuts in every state in rental assistance for families and other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, which would increase homelessness and other hardship across the country.

Overall, the President...


Leaked Trump Budget Would Slash Housing Aid

March 9, 2017

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will likely propose deep cuts in rental assistance for families, as well as other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, a Washington Post...

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Trump’s Proposed Cuts Risk Slashing Rental Aid

March 6, 2017

We’ve explained that if President Trump’s proposed $54 billion cut to non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending excludes veterans’ health care and homeland security, as seems likely, other NDD programs would shrink by 15...

85% of HUD Budget Goes for Rental Assistance

Every State Will Likely Lose Housing Vouchers, Unless Congress Boosts Funding

January 30, 2017

We’ve updated our year-end report urging policymakers to provide a large funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017 so that we could show the potential impact...


More Than 100,000 Families Could Be Frozen Out of Housing Vouchers for 2017

December 1, 2016

If policymakers don’t provide a substantial funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017, most housing agencies will have to cut the number of low-income households they assist at a time when large and growing numbers are struggling to afford rent, we explain in a new paper...

Housing Agencies Have Reversed Sequestration Cuts in Housing Vouchers

Charting the Impact of Federal Rental Assistance

July 7, 2016

Federal rental assistance reduces hardship and promotes children’s long-term success by helping over 5 million low-income households afford modest homes, our latest chart book shows.  Below are a few examples.

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Who is Helped by Federal Rental Assistance?

Drop in Veterans’ Homelessness Highlights Vouchers’ Effectiveness

May 5, 2016

Homelessness in Los Angeles has dropped by 30 percent among veterans even while rising for residents overall, the New York Times reports — progress that local officials attribute to housing vouchers for veterans.  “Where we invest, we see results,” says the Los Angeles Homeless Services...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell as Targeted Voucher Program Expanded