An Urban Institute-PRRAC Policy Report (May 2013).
Excerpt: “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 voucher holders are concentrated in a relatively small portion of the neighborhoods with available affordable rental housing. These neighborhoods are often poorer, more racially segregated, and of lower quality than other neighborhoods; and the schools in these places have difficulty closing the achievement gap.”