Realizing the Housing Voucher Program’s Potential to Enable Families to Move to Better Neighborhoods

Barbara Sard and Douglas Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 12, 2016, available here

Housing Choice Vouchers help families afford decent, stable housing, avoid homelessness, and make ends meet. They also enable children to grow up in better neighborhoods and thereby enhance their chances of long-term health and success. Still, 280,000 children in families using vouchers lived in extremely poor neighborhoods in 2014.

A new CBPP paper shows that Housing Choice Vouchers could do much more to help children grow up in safer, low-poverty neighborhoods with good schools.

To read about the report, click here.

To read the full report, click here.

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