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Housing Choice Voucher

April 27, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration plans to expand the federal housing voucher program, which currently provides rental assistance to 2.3 million U.S. households.
Next City
October 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Housing Choice Voucher program is intended to provide new opportunities for low-income Americans to live in higher-priced neighborhoods, but few recipients of vouchers are taking full advantage of those opportunities.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
August 9, 2019, 10am PDT
In an unusual move, Austin's housing authority is buying apartments on the private market to rent to Housing Choice Voucher holders.
Next City
May 21, 2019, 7am PDT
St. Louis County is considering fair housing legislation that would prevent source of income discrimination, as many cities in the region have already done, and many more are also considering.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 19, 2018, 8am PST
With the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule on the ropes, a legal strategy has emerged to challenge HUD's plan to delay enforcement.
CityLab
May 2, 2017, 9am PDT
A recent letter from HUD instructs the Houston Housing Authority to take drastic measures to reduce a projected budget gap.
Houston Chronicle
December 13, 2016, 12pm PST
Though the HUD choice seems an odd, unqualified one, we should be looking beyond HUD however: Here's why Mnuchin at Treasury is even more worrisome.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 22, 2016, 5am PDT
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
February 27, 2016, 1pm PST
Although the political optics are hard to see, Daniel Hertz argues that policies like inclusionary zoning need to be strengthened by orders of magnitude to have more than a token impact on housing affordability.
City Observatory
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