The Impact Of Housing Voucher Cuts

The federal Section 8 housing program helps low-income Americans afford decent places to live. But now it's about to be trimmed.
May 12, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Sixty-five million Americans, or 24 percent of the population, have housing problems, according to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition in Washington... President Bush's budget proposal for 2005 calls for cutting the Section 8 housing voucher program - the nation's principal low-income housing assistance program - by $1 billion, leaving it $1.6 billion short of what's required to maintain the program's current level of service."

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Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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