Created in the 1970s as a better alternative to traditional public housing, “… The program is no longer working the way it was intended.”
section 8 vouchers
CBPP’s April 6. 2016 webinar featured a dialogue with Amy Ginger, HUD’s Director of Housing Voucher Programs, about how to improve utilization.
It’s gospel by now that incomes haven’t increased to keep pace with the cost of rents although the economy has steadily improved since 2011.
The lack of affordable housing is forcing low-income renters to choose between apartments they can’t afford or those that aren’t in the best shape.