The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

That was just in front of my mom’s house, my son found an alcohol bottle. It’s like they don’t really care about different neighborhoods or different cities; they really don’t.  And it makes me mad because where my mom lives there are a lot of kids on the street. And there’s glass every five seconds and there’s needles every five seconds. I don’t understand.  

Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers

Like other urban centers, Philadelphia has a shortage of affordable rental housing.  Housing Choice Vouchers are available for low-income families pay more than 30% of their income on rent and can be used for any apartment in the private rental market.  Only 2 million housing choice vouchers available nationwide, resulting in extremely long waiting lists in many areas, including Philadelphia.

Current Issue

Continued funding for Housing Choice Vouchers is at risk deficit reduction negotiations.

 

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