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POLICY INSIGHT
BEYOND THE NUMBERS

What Federal Rental Assistance Programs Are Doing, State by State

To show the state-by-state impact of federal rental assistance programs like vouchers and public housing — and the potential impact of scaling them back significantly through a global spending cap or similar proposal — we’ve prepared fact sheets on the number and types of households in each state that receive different kinds of assistance. The fact sheets, which assemble data available nowhere else in a single state-level document, also list the number and types of low-income renter households with unaffordable housing costs and the number of homeless people in each state.  Federal programs reach only a small share of the low-income households that pay a large share of their income for housing and are therefore at increased risk of homelessness and other types of housing instability.