Testimony DCHA Rent Supplement Act of 2006
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Testimony to the D.C. City Council on Bill 16-661
Peter A. Tatian
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The most recent data show a strong need for additional rental assistance in the District of Columbia, and years of experience around the country have demonstrated that a rent supplement program, such as the one the Council is considering, can be an effective means to provide such assistance. Research also shows that a number of other supports, such as tenant mobility counseling and landlord outreach, are essential in ensuring that such a program achieves its full potential.

Research Areas Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Washington, DC, research initiative Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV