Testimony Strengths and Weaknesses of the Housing Voucher Program
Margery Austin Turner
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Replacing the federal housing voucher program with a state block grant would be a retreat from the nation's 54-year-old goal of "a decent home in a suitable living environment for every American family." Instead of resolving the fundamental dilemma of inadequate funding for affordable housing, a block grant would make housing hardship a state problem rather than a federal problem, and open the door to untested program changes that could undermine the proven strengths of the voucher approach.
Research Areas Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Housing markets Public and assisted housing