CBPP Releases New State Fact Sheets on Federal Rental Assistance and Vouchers

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) posted new state fact sheets on federal rental assistance generally and specifically on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. 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 inadequate funding. Of the households that are served by these programs, roughly 60% are elderly or disabled and 30% are families with children.

CBPP found that more than two-thirds of adults who were neither elderly nor disabled were working in 2015 or had worked recently, and in half of the states this share was higher. These fact sheets also reveal that in 42 states Housing Choice vouchers are the most common form of rental assistance. Each fact sheet includes data on how many previously homeless veterans have benefitted from HUD-Veterans Supportive Housing Program (VASH) vouchers and on homeless rates for different demographics within the state.

The state fact sheets are at: http://bit.ly/2a0ZPgQ