HUD plan raises rents on poor in public housing, Bill Cummings, CT Post, April 27, 2018, available here
Erin Boggs, executive director of the Open Communities Alliance, said Carson “misunderstands” his own agency’s programs.
“One of the key purposes is to help households who can’t otherwise manage on their own to find and keep stable housing,” Boggs said. “Cutting off these families will result in drastic increases in homelessness and increase the number of children in the foster care system.”
Boggs said Carson claims that current programs are not working when in fact they are assisting hundreds of thousands of families every day.
She said a recent survey of the Hartford Section 8 voucher program found that 73 percent of the families receiving assistance were elderly, disabled or working, and the remainder had preschool-aged children.