Specifically, the legislation allows public housing agencies to increase minimum rents, which are currently capped at $50 a month. The Subcommittee hearing on the second draft of SESA is scheduled for this Thursday, October 13, 2011. Click herefor hearing details.
In addition, like SEVRA, SESA extends project-based voucher contracts to be extended an additional five years, up to 20 years; however, SESA does not make any additional changes to budget authorities or areas that can be authorized for PBVs.
Reform of the Housing Choice Voucher program for the first time in ten years will help the program continue to provide affordable housing to millions of households, while using federal resources more efficiently.
For more information on Section 8 Voucher reform, click here.
Click here for the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Comparison of Section 8 Voucher Reform Proposals