The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

“Every time I go outside, it’s to sit out front and watch kids run up and down the street, let them enjoy themselves. And then, just doing motherly things that I’m supposed to be doing, you know?”

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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