A win - and better housing - for voucher recipients

A win - and better housing - for voucher recipients, Jamil Ragland, CT Mirror, Jan. 7, 2018, available here

Last month, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must enforce a rule developed during the Obama administration to increase the rent caps for housing voucher recipients in nearly two dozen metro areas around the country, including Hartford.

The lawsuit was brought by several civil rights groups around the country, including Open Communities Alliance of Hartford, on behalf of two mothers trying to move their families to suburban neighborhoods outside of Hartford and Chicago respectively. Fair housing advocates hope that the rule will improve access to higher-opportunity communities for voucher recipients across Connecticut.

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