The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

I remember spending my childhood on 14th and Chapin Street. I was always amazed at the character of the houses on my street. Now all I see are condos being shoved in small spaces. At this time, there are currently 5 condos being built on my street. Every single condo is priced at $500,000 or more. Who can afford that? 

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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