Section 8

Tens of thousands of low-income renters nationwide could lose housing assistance, including many seniors and people with disabilities.
One has to look no further than the recent hepatitis A outbreak to see that elected officials’ failure to get up to speed
Location is king, but there are other important reasons for why you pay what you pay.
As anyone in Seattle knows, homelessness doesn't just hurt the homeless -- poor leadership, squandered opportunities and bureaucracy over the long term, hurts the taxpayer as well.
One way to address housing discrimination is by giving low-income families, who are disproportionately low-income, more opportunities to live in communities with greater resources. The Section 8 program is an important tool in that effort, but we need to do more than hand out vouchers to the fortunate few families.
When a woman in McKinney, Texas, told Tatiana Rhodes and her friends to “go back to your Section 8 homes” at a public pool
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.
Phillip Andrew Morton's latest project, Spanish Lake, takes a serious look at the former, predominantly white-inhabited suburb of St. Louis.
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a renter in San Diego's Metropolitan Statistical Area would need
"The number of low income families struggling to keep a roof over their heads has been rising dramatically," the center's
I am supporting Bill de Blasio because he is the one candidate who will reverse the downward trajectory that far too many New Yorkers have faced during the Bloomberg years. The polls close at 9 p.m.
"Unfortunately there are some people who base their opinions on misconceptions rather than the facts, and that is why we
With significant deficits in the city's budget, and public debate over city employee raises and cuts in services, the notion of ending homelessness for 23,500 Angelenos seems daunting.
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.
When the federal government seized part of the funding of numerous important public programs, subsidized housing was one of them. Nearly 140,000 impoverished families and individuals would be affected.
As Congress has settled on how to fund the U.S. government through September 2013, the only federal program targeted specifically to homeless and trafficked kids, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, is about to be slashed.
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.
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.
One former resident of the Henry Horner Homes in Chicago said the study's findings reflected his own family's experience