The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) posted new state fact sheets on federal rental assistance overall, and on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program specifically. The details vary from state to state, but one consistent finding is that many eligible households that need assistance do not receive it due to limited appropriated funds. Of the households that are served by these programs, roughly 60% are elderly or disabled and another 30% are families with children.
In this state-by-state analysis, CBPP found that nearly two-thirds of adults who were neither elderly nor disabled were working in 2014 or had worked recently, and in half of the states this share was higher. These fact sheets also reveal that in 43 states HCVs are the most common form of rental assistance. Finally, each fact sheet includes data on recent cuts to federal rental assistance due to sequestration. Nationally, sequestration cuts in 2013 led to 85,000 fewer households using vouchers in December 2014 than two years earlier.
The state fact sheets are at here.