For Americans who rely on public housing, HUD proposals strike fear

Aug 10, 2018
In Erie, Pennsylvania, where more than a quarter of residents live in poverty, many are in "chronic crisis mode," one social worker says.
The Poor People’s Campaign March makes its way through downtown Erie. Marchers advocated for increased affordable housing in Erie, better-paying jobs and more accountability from elected officials.
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A "last frontier" of fair housing?

Apr 11, 2018
In most places, it's legal to deny a tenant based on source of income.
Antonia Fasanelli, left, of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, with her client Jill Williams.
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It's a long wait for Section 8 housing in U.S. cities

Jan 3, 2018
In Los Angeles, it can take 10 years to get a voucher — if you're lucky.
In Los Angeles, 188,000 people applied for 20,000 spots in the housing voucher waiting line.
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Out of public housing, and hoping for something better

Jan 6, 2016
For Section 8 housing residents in Macon, Georgia, change is welcome.

Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Apr 16, 2013
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.

Moving 'up' isn't as easy as you might think

Mar 1, 2013
Relocating to a safer neighborhood with better schools can help families move up the economic ladder. But the change can be stressful, and complicated.