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Section 8 Housing Vouchers

How Section 8 Housing Can Actually Help Poor People Escape Poverty | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact

When a woman in McKinney, Texas, told Tatiana Rhodes and her friends to “go back to your Section 8 homes” at a public pool earlier this month, she...

Helping Children Avoid Homelessness

Douglas Rice | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

Many American children won't have a safe, stable home this holiday season. Homelessness among families with children isn't an intractable problem; federal rental assistance -- like the Housing Choice Voucher program -- is an effective solution. But funding is seriously inadequate and has faced significant cuts.

Sequestration's Toll: 100,000 Fewer Low-Income Families With Housing Vouchers

Douglas Rice | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

It's essential that Congress provide enough funds in 2015 to renew all of the vouchers issued in 2014 and make further progress in reversing the voucher losses under sequestration. To achieve this goal, Congress should fund vouchers at least at the level that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved in June.

Neighborhoods Do Matter to Kids' Success

Douglas Rice | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

Because neighborhoods matter to children -- and nearly 4 million children live in federally assisted housing -- housing policy matters, too, and policymakers should improve families' ability to live in better neighborhoods.

This One's Gonna Hurt: What Will Happen to Families Who Lose Their Homes Because of Sequestration?

Emily Werth | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Emily Werth

Congress' attention and action right now: the millions of low-income families who rely upon federal housing assistance to keep a stable roof over their heads and are being threatened with losing access to these funds.

Chelsea Kiene

Sequestration Risks Displacing Thousands Of Low-Income Families, Individuals | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-income families, veterans, senior citizens and disabled individuals waiting for assistance under the federal housing voucher program...

Just Say No: Sequestration Hurts Families

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Congress must come to its senses before the country suffers a completely self-inflicted grievous wound that weakens our economy and imposes gratuitous hardship on the least fortunate.

Family Evicted After 13-Year-Old Stole Shoes

Posted 12.11.2012 | Denver

A Grand Junction family may end up spending their Christmas in a homeless shelter after being evicted from their apartment because one of the sons sto...

Fed Up With Housing Policy

Paul Boden | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

We can't put our hope in politicians and organizations that attempt to smooth out the edges of terrible legislation while people lose their homes and programs are gutted. In communities across the country, groups are joining hands to build a movement for the human right to housing.

Section 8 Is Not a Box at the Hollywood Bowl

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

How does a hurting, struggling homeless person overcome these barriers and navigate a dizzying system of rules and procedures by themselves?

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan Defends GOP's Proposed Spending Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended Republicans' plan to cut $60 billion from current spending levels, including $1.4 billion in job traini...

Renters Be Damned!

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It's been a bad couple of years for homeowners, but they should take solace: at least their difficulties have caught Congress's wandering eye. Meanwhile, renters have been forgotten.