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HUD wants landlords to take more Section 8 housing vouchers

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testifies during a hearing before the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee June 7, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Alex Wong/Getty Images

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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 ( and Indeed ( (08/21/2018) 

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Task force aims to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers

by Amy Scott 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 much “choice” in where they are able to use their vouchers. In many places, landlords […]

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