A PRRAC and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Research report. By Alicia Mazzara (CBPP) and Brian Knudsen (PRRAC). The Housing Choice Voucher Program, the nation’s largest federal rental assistance program, assists over 5 million people in 2.2 million low-income households. Housing Choice Vouchers help these families afford decent, stable housing, avoid … [Read more...] about Where Families With Children Use Housing Vouchers
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In August 2018, representatives from PRRAC journeyed to Richmond to sit down with Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc's (HOME) housing mobility specialists Brandi Payne and Toni Jackson, landlord liaison Valerie Barracato, as well as a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder. We discussed HOME's mobility program, housing mobility in Richmond, as well as … [Read more...] about Field Highlight: Housing Mobility in Richmond with HOME of Virginia, Inc
A PRRAC and MobilityWorks Program Review. By Andrea Juracek, Alison Bell, Nicole Rolfe, Philip Tegeler, Heidi Kurniawan and Micah Herskind. This report provides a snapshot of the housing mobility field in the fall of 2018. It is our hope that this report will soon be outdated, as more PHAs and fair housing groups implement housing mobility programs, and existing programs … [Read more...] about Housing Mobility Programs in the U.S.
In response to the OCA v Carson lawsuit, HUD issued a call for comments on the 2-year suspension shortly before the preliminary injunction hearing. Although the court rejected this post-hoc effort, the rule received a strong outpouring of support from advocates for low income families across the country, as well as scattered complaints from PHAs and their trade associations. … [Read more...] about Selected Comments in Response to HUD’s 30-Day Notice on the SAFMR Suspension
An Urban Institute-PRRAC policy report (2013). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, administered by public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country, provides low-income households the ability to affordably rent decent housing practically anywhere in the United States. And yet, they don’t. Studies have shown that … [Read more...] about Expanding Choice: Practical Strategies for Building a Successful Housing Mobility Program