The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Broken shower
That’s the tub, I took a picture of that because that’s a problem for me because like I can’t take a shower there; I have to wash up out of a sink. My mom's boyfriend has the money to get it fixed but he doesn’t want to get it fixed.

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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