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May 9, 2019

Update, May 16: We’ve updated this post.

Federal rental assistance helps low-income families afford stable housing and prevents homelessness in every state, as our new interactive state fact sheets...

Rowhouses from the air
April 30, 2019

As policymakers consider proposals to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure, they should prioritize funds to address public housing’s unmet renovation needs and build and preserve other housing that’s affordable to the lowest-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities.


April 15, 2019

Although the President and Congress have funded modest increases in rental assistance for special populations in recent years — such as vouchers for veterans experiencing homelessness and adults with disabilities —...

March 19, 2019

In his 2020 budget, President Trump proposes again to radically reduce the federal role in helping low-income seniors, families with children, and others to pay rent and make ends meet.

Money House #2
February 15, 2019

The 2019 government funding bill that President Trump signed into law today sustains most of the substantial funding increases of 2018 for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, and it includes funding to further expand the number of new housing vouchers and other rental assistance. Building on the strong 2018 funding, Congress again rejected the President’s...

Money House
February 15, 2019

The 2019 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) includes funds for an important initiative, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) mobility demonstration. As we’ve written, the HCV program...

Happy family in front of a house
January 29, 2019

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program hasn’t helped families rent housing in low-poverty areas with low-crime and strong schools, a recent report shows.

Moving to such neighborhoods can have powerful...

“Moving to Work” Housing Agencies Aren’t More Effective Than Others at Enabling Families to Move to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods
January 9, 2019

Update, January 10, 2019: We’ve updated our estimates of the number of households potentially affected by the expiration of rental assistance contracts.

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children that receive federal rental assistance face severe hardship if the government shutdown extends into February...

Money House #2
January 4, 2019

As the nation’s largest federal rental assistance program, Housing Choice Vouchers have the unique potential to help low-income families move to neighborhoods with low poverty, low crime, and good schools. Yet families using vouchers in most of the 50 largest metropolitan areas live in less...

Street of Houses
November 29, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving state and local housing agencies more funds to help them carry out a promising new policy to enable families with Housing Choice Vouchers to move to higher-...

Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) Enable Family Moves to Better Neighborhoods and Reduce Program Costs