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In Dallas, housing voucher holders face limited options when looking for a home

Mar 20, 2023
More than 90% of landlords in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area won’t rent to people who rely on housing vouchers to pay the rent.
Texas is one of a number of states that does not prohibit discrimination against recipients of federal housing vouchers.
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What happens when a family finally gets off the housing voucher waiting list

Mar 23, 2022
Housing vouchers can change recipients' lives but often come after years of waiting.
Kiarra Boulware with her young daughter, Brooklynn, at their apartment complex in Odenton, Maryland. A housing support program enabled them to move to a neighborhood with better conditions, including an improved educational environment for Brooklynn.
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Most of the nearly 70,000 housing vouchers Congress authorized last year remain unused

Feb 14, 2022
The pandemic response program provided billions of dollars that were meant to help get unhoused people into permanent housing.
Dale Bonanno received an emergency housing voucher as part of a pandemic program designed to move unhoused people into more permanent housing.
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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 much “choice” in where they are able to use their vouchers. In many places, landlords […]
Homeless New Yorkers rally outside Federal Plaza to demand more Section 8 housing Oct. 4, 2004 in New York City. 
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