Barriers to Families in Housing Voucher Programs There are a number of structural issues with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program that harm all participants but may be especially affecting families with children: Insufficient supply of vouchers Rent caps that keep families out of higher opportunity neighborhoods Use-it-or-lose-it pressures to find … [Read more...] about Expanding Tenant Rights: Advocating for Voucher Reform with your Local Housing Authority (PRRAC, December 2020)
Housing Choice Voucher Mobility
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Updated November 2020 Set out below is a compilation of state, local, and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the housing market based on source of income, along with an annotated bibliography of studies and published articles relating to discrimination against families with federal Housing Choice Vouchers. You can use the hyperlinks in the table of contents to … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated November 2020)
A PRRAC Policy Brief (August 2020). By Philip Tegeler. Excerpt: "This policy brief will summarize the essential legislative and administrative reforms that remain to ensure that the Section 8 program delivers on its promise of choice and opportunity for low-income families." Read the Policy Brief... … [Read more...] about Housing Choice Voucher Reform: A Primer for 2021 and Beyond (Philip Tegeler, August 2020)
A PRRAC Report (June 2020). By Jennifer E. Cossyleon, Philip ME Garboden, & Stefanie DeLuca. Excerpt: "The report is divided into two sections. First, we use our data to discuss landlords’ perspectives on housing vouchers generally. We discuss the benefits of participation in the program articulated by many of our landlord respondents, noting that even the standard HCV … [Read more...] about Recruiting Opportunity Landlords: Lessons from Landlords in Maryland (Jennifer E. Cossyleon, Philip ME Garboden, & Stefanie DeLuca, June 2020)
Related: Minnesota Supreme Court Decision (2020) … [Read more...] about Amicus Brief in Fletcher Properties v. Minneapolis (PRRAC, NHLP, & HJC, 2020)