Aug 21, 2018

HUD wants landlords to take more Section 8 housing vouchers

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(Markets Edition) More than 2 million people get government aid to help pay rent through Section 8 housing, or the Housing Choice Voucher program. But new research is showing that landlords are making the choice to refuse most of those…

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Task force aims to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers

Aug 21, 2018
More than 2 million Americans receive rental housing assistance from the federal government through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8. But new research sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development finds low-income families don’t have…
Homeless New Yorkers rally outside Federal Plaza to demand more Section 8 housing Oct. 4, 2004 in New York City. 
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(Markets Edition) More than 2 million people get government aid to help pay rent through Section 8 housing, or the Housing Choice Voucher program. But new research is showing that landlords are making the choice to refuse most of those vouchers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is working on a solution – a task force designed to get more landlords on board with the program. Also, we look at how tomorrow signals the longest bull run ever … but when is the drop going to come? Then we look at what companies that go public, and how some of them are adapting strategies dating back to the dot-com boom to make post-IPO money. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance For Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/21/2018) 

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