Section 8

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With a lack of suitable rental units and a lack of willing landlords, the city of Pittsburgh provides a case study for the failure of the Housing Choice Voucher Program to live up to its potential.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
June 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Proposed changes could have a profound impact on the two million American households receiving rent subsidies through the Section 8 voucher program.
The Wall Street Journal
March 15, 2016, 11am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio details the work of a local researcher who says the segregation of today's St. Louis is the result of deliberate, decades-long federal housing policy.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 12, 2016, 6am PST
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto thinks Section 8 housing subsidies could get two birds with one stone: help low-income households find affordable housing and reduce blight.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Ending one housing subsidy for households making over $100,000 a year could fund housing vouchers for everyone who needs them.
City Observatory
December 27, 2015, 7am PST
Rents continue to rise in Portland, and new rules have precipitated even more raised rents for populations that can least afford the new costs.
The Oregonian
October 28, 2014, 8am PDT
The high desert city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County has an innovative plan to reduce its homeless population: Close its Metrolink station, the last stop on the Antelope Valley line, that serves 400 commuters daily.
The California Report
Blog post
May 7, 2014, 6am PDT
A "Race to the Top" proposal for HUD to help off-set the difficulties of delivering affordable housing in high-priced, high-mobility metros.
Shane Phillips
March 31, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Urban Studies
October 2, 2013, 10am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
December 6, 2012, 7am PST
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.
The New York Times
August 11, 2011, 1pm PDT
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.
The New York Times
June 27, 2011, 2pm PDT
The federal rental assistance vouchers known as Section 8 are increasingly putting low-income families into empty homes in the suburbs.
The Washington Post
August 3, 2010, 9am PDT
The bust of the housing market has put a fleet of atypically nice homes into the Section 8 subsidized housing pool.
The Wall Street Joural
September 24, 2008, 1pm PDT
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.
Albuquerque Journal