A PRRAC report (June 2015). By Ebony Gayles and Silva Mathema.
The maps of the listings of the five largest PHAs that use GoSection8, and the selected listing from Socialserve, share a number of similarities as well as a few differences. It is clear from the maps that high percentages of listed apartments were in predominantly minority areas, although there are differences in the level of concentration. Additionally, the units were generally concentrated in areas of high poverty, although differences in the level of concentration exist among PHAs. With limited choices in lower poverty neighborhoods, these listings may cause voucher holders to re-concentrate in higher poverty neighborhoods – a result the HCV program was created to avoid.