Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Public Housing and Vouchers

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing to examine the implications of converting public housing and other project-based rental assistance to Section 8 vouchers. The Subcommittee will also consider administrative changes to the Section 8 voucher program, to improve the delivery of rental assistance to vulnerable families and individuals.

Witnesses are:

  • Richard Gentry, president and CEO, San Diego Housing Commission
  • Dr. Edgar Olsen, Ph.D. University of Virginia professor of Economics and Public Policy
  • Erika Poethig, fellow and director of Urban Policy Initiatives at the Urban Institute

The hearing will be held on September 21 at 10:30 am ET in room 192 of the Dirksen Senate office building.

Information about the hearing is posted at: