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A Stronger Case for Restoring Housing Vouchers

November 4, 2015

Two important studies reinforce the already strong case for restoring the rest of the 100,000 Housing Choice Vouchers cut by sequestration and using a large share to reduce homelessness, our new paper explains.

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In Focus: Housing Vouchers Benefit Homeless Families with Children in Several Ways

Housing Agencies Restoring Vouchers — Let’s Finish the Job in 2016

October 7, 2015

Fully restoring the vouchers lost in recent years will likely require relief from sequestration. The President and Congress should prioritize doing so in their fall negotiations over a final 2016 budget. 

Housing Agencies Restoring Vouchers — Let’s Finish the Job in 2016

Major Study: Housing Vouchers Most Effective Tool to End Family Homelessness

July 14, 2015

Housing Choice Vouchers are the most effective tool to help homeless families with children find and keep stable housing, a major new study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development...

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“Moving to Work” Housing Program Should Be Reformed, Not Vastly Expanded

June 29, 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee-approved bill funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development includes a vast, ill-conceived expansion of the Moving to Work deregulation demonstration.

In Focus: "Moving to Work" Agencies Use Smaller Share of Vouchers Than Other Agencies

Tight Spending Caps Force Cuts in Low-Income Housing Assistance

June 29, 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee-approved bill funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows the harsh consequences for low-income families of Congress’ failure to loosen the...

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House Bill Would Halt Progress on Housing Vouchers, Homelessness

May 14, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Republicans yesterday approved a funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a party-line vote, defeating amendments by Reps. Marcy Kaptur, David Price, and others to raise funding for vouchers and other housing assistance.  The bill makes clear the harsh...

Sequestration Caused Loss of Housing Vouchers for 85,000 Low-Income Families as of December 2014

Housing Vouchers Can Help Moms Raise Their Kids in Safe Neighborhoods

May 7, 2015

Parenting is stressful enough.  Low-income mothers who live in areas of concentrated poverty, however, face the added stresses of financial hardship and helping their children navigate unhealthy, crime-ridden neighborhoods with low-quality schools.  But housing vouchers can help these moms raise...

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Groundbreaking Studies: Good Neighborhoods Help Low-Income Children Succeed

May 4, 2015

Two groundbreaking new studies (here and here) by Harvard economists Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and Lawrence Katz show that children whose families move to better neighborhoods experience lower teenage birth rates, higher college attendance...

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Tight Spending Caps Force Housing Assistance Cuts

May 1, 2015

The funding bill that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved confirms my fears that the 2011 Budget Control Act’s (BCA...

Renters' Credit - appt

Budget Caps Too Tight for Adequate Rental Assistance

April 21, 2015

The House Appropriations Committee is expected tomorrow to allocate 2016 funding among its 12 subcommittees, one of which oversees the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The so-called “THUD” subcommittee is apparently one of the few that will receive a significant increase over 2015 funding.  The committee is right to prioritize THUD funding, most of which...

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