Section 8

If you had $20 billion to spend on housing security for low income families, how would you use it? You'd probably want to get a lot of bang for your buck, subsidizing as much housing as you possibly could. Opinion
May 7, 2014   By Shane Phillips
A new paper published in the Urban Studies journal finds a weak, negative relationship between vouchers and violent crime rates. There is no observable relationship between vouchers and violent crime rates in suburban areas.
Mar 31, 2014   Urban Studies
Although the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is one of the federal government's most effective housing programs, its administration by local public housing agencies limit its ability to de-concentrate poverty. A new report proposes a solution.
Oct 2, 2013   The Washington Post
As part of a series of editorials outlining the priorities President Obama should tackle in his second term, The New York Times looks at how the federal government could help support the increasing number of American's in need of housing assistance.
Dec 6, 2012   The New York Times
Lancaster, California has experienced a surge of Section 8 renters, and they are facing discrimination from residents and city officials, Jennifer Medina reports for The New York Times.
Aug 11, 2011   The New York Times
The federal rental assistance vouchers known as Section 8 are increasingly putting low-income families into empty homes in the suburbs.
Jun 27, 2011   The Washington Post
The bust of the housing market has put a fleet of atypically nice homes into the Section 8 subsidized housing pool.
Aug 3, 2010   The Wall Street Joural
Seven very low-income housing complexes in New Mexico have been renovated to be more energy efficient. The work was made possible by a nonprofit partnership that works in part to put money back in low-income residents' pockets.
Sep 24, 2008   Albuquerque Journal